Vicky Bayford's Profile
Vicky Bayford published Home 2022-03-23 16:41:21 -0600
The only party with a straight path to independence
The objective of The Independence Party is to provide effective government that reduces Alberta’s dependence upon Canada’s federal government as it works towards establishing an independent Alberta nation. Upon forming government, The Independence Party will name a date for a referendum on independence within the first year.Read More
Vicky Bayford published Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche in Constituency Associations 2022-02-26 09:44:00 -0700
Fort McMurray-Lac La BicheRead More
MLA Candidate By-Election 2022:
I have had some type of employment since I have been 12 years old as I inherited a strong work ethic from my father. I started delivering the Edmonton journal at 12, then worked at my grandfather’s gas station in Grassland Alberta during the summers while the Syncrude plant was being built. At this location I spoke with a lot of the tradesman commuting back and forth to the site from their homes and decided that that was what I wanted to do as I like to work with my hands. At the age of 18 I became an indentured Boilermaker and was a red Seal Journeyman at the age of 21. In 1997 I became a contractor for hire which has taken me across Canada in either the Superintendent or Construction Manager position which I continue to do to this day, these roles have prepared me to run for public office as I have had to ensure the people, I was leading were comfortable and confident in my leadership abilities as no one individual has same wants and needs.
I have a loving wife of 10 years, who was my best friend for 2 years prior to dating and marrying.
I have a beautiful successful daughter that is a Mother of three wonderful young children(which I am a proud Pop-Pop), as well I am the stepfather to two boys who are discovering their way in this world with joy in their hearts
We have three cats and one dog which bring us joy and laughter as they each have very different personalities. Two of these are rescue animals from the Fort Chip Animal Rescue Society of which my wife was the President and I was a Board Member
I was quite happy and content with the Canadian way of life but became concerned when a young Justin Trudeau took power in the house and then Rachel Notley Became the Premier of Alberta all in the same year and noticed the changes to our way of life. It was at this point I decide something must be done so I became more in tune with the political landscape and how it operated. I have become involved with the Alberta Independence Party in the last year and I do believe Independence is our only option to regain the standards, we as Albertans, have become accustomed to.
In closing, I am a transplanted Fort McMurray resident as we bought a home here in 2009. Prior to that I lived in Edmonton and Spruce Grove. Although I have spent a lot of time in the geographical area between Fort McMurray and Lac La Biche working at the different sites since the first assignment at Syncrude in 1982.
Vicky Bayford published Board of Directors Election in News & Events 2022-02-17 23:03:18 -0700
Be part of the movement that will make history. Our board election will be held during our AGM on April 30, 2022. To be eligible you must be a member of the party prior to the application deadline. Application deadline is March 31, 2022 and the final contestants will be posted on April 15, 2022. To see a description of our board positions available and to request and application, please click here.
Vicky Bayford published Announcing The Independence Party AGM 2022 in News & Events 2022-01-30 07:58:55 -0700
The Annual General Meeting for The Independence Party will be on April 30, 2022 at the Baymont Inn in Red Deer.
To purchase tickets click here.
We are hoping to have an many people as possible at the in-person event as this will likely be the last Annual General Meeting prior to the Election since the next provincial election must take place between March 1 and May 30, 2023. Meeting in-person helps to build coherence and energy in any political organization. Covid restrictions have prevented us from doing so over the last two years. We are counting on this year being different.
Please mark this event on your calendar and plan to attend. The cost will only be $20.00. We are hoping to have an entire new slate of people running for the Board so your votes are important to fill these positions. We will also introduce people who are building Constituency Associations across the province and giving everyone a renewed opportunity to get more involved in helping us build, expand and promote our Party as we approach Election 2023.
The AGM will include the Leader’s address, the election of the Board, introduction and debate on member-driven policy (more to come on that), out-reach by Constituency Associations, a vote for or against a Leadership review, an exciting Guest Speaker and more.
Please watch this Members Only space for updates on the AGM in the near future, and other matters, over the coming months. We intend to use this space to get our members engaged in the events and developments within the Party. We will send automatic email blasts letting members know that there is new information here on the website but will post all details on this Members page.
Sharon Maclise, President
Vicky Bayford published Trudeau: kicks Alberta while they're down, again in News & Events 2021-08-15 17:38:58 -0600
August 15, 2021, Alberta – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Justin Trudeau has called an election while Alberta is still struggling to get its head above water. This morning’s announcement shows the true nature of the anti-Albertan political machine in Ottawa. Trudeau is putting political gains and the consolidation of his own power ahead of the desperate need of Albertan workers and all of those who have had their lives decimated these past months.
The conservative opposition under the thumb of Erin O’toole has rolled out the red carpet for Justin Trudeau’s election victory this year. O’toole and his band of spineless yes men have not lifted a finger to oppose Trudeau’s disastrous policies and have instead done their best to take the wind out of the sails of pro-west politics. In fact, the so-called conservative party of Canada has joined Trudeau in the war against Alberta industry. With a notable example being O’toole’s dishonest carbon tax and his promise to keep in line with the net-zero emissions target following the United Nations’ Paris agreement. This is in line with the federal government’s pattern, which has been going strong since 1905, of slaughtering the western provinces to feed Ottawa’s special interest groups.
There is no realistic federal ballot choice to defend the Western provinces from Ottawa’s colonialism. We have watched time and time again the exploitation of the hopes and dreams of Albertans by lying con-men who pretend there is a way to get a fair deal for Alberta in Canada. Each and every time history has sadly disappointed them and will continue to do so. The only thing left to do is refuse to play the game. Come 2023 be ready to vote for independence; the only real answer to the Western dilemma. We hope that this election you will do something more constructive than voting federally, such as having a barbeque with friends and family.
SAVE YOUR VOTE FOR INDEPENDENCE
David Campbell, President, The Independence Party
Email: [email protected]
Vicky Bayford published "There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves." Jose Rizal in News & Events 2021-05-13 22:05:38 -0600
---------------------FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---------------------Jason Kenney does not know the strength of the Alberta spirit, nor can he seem to manage it. Two principled MLA's have stood up for the people they represent and have called for his resignation. Of course this has led to their expulsion from the UCP Caucus.The Independence Party would like to extend their appreciation to Drew Barnes and Todd Loewen for taking the higher road. Like them we believe the leader of the UCP has lost the faith of the base that voted him in and is severely mismanaging this crisis in Alberta. It is time for Jason Kenney to step down.We would also like to call on the other 15 MLA's, who signed the letter disagreeing with the reinstatement of the lockdowns, to also represent the people in your constituencies and resign from the UCP. The Albertans you represent need you now more than ever.Lastly, if any of you MLA's believe as we do, that it is time for Alberta to be its own nation, we invite you to come join us in the biggest and most important movement to Alberta's future.#DISCOVERYOURINDEPENDENCE
Independence Party of Alberta
Vicky Bayford published Event Calendar in News & Events 2021-04-28 17:16:31 -0600
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Vicky Bayford published The Fox is in the Henhouse, Get the Gun in News & Events 2021-04-20 20:16:27 -0600
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Albertans, get ready to be flogged, the Liberals have doubled down on their socialist and globalist build back better mantra with the introduction of budget 2021.
As the leftist horde comes looking for the hundreds of billions it will cost to implement economic stimulus packages for the likes of SNC Lavalin and Bombardier, a national pharma-care program to satisfy Jagmeet, and their personal wet dream – universal basic income, where will their scandalous beady eyes settle, of course, the already half-cooked golden goose….Alberta.
President, David Campbell stated “The Independence Party will be here to greet the Liberals with a load of buckshot if they try to lay one hand on Alberta taxpayer dollars, or if they try to trample our constitutionally given powers. We are the only Party that people can rely on to protect Albertans and our way of life.”
We call on all Albertans to do what is best for our future generations #DiscoverYourIndependence.
Independence Party of Alberta
Vicky Bayford published NO END IN SIGHT FOR LOCKDOWNS / NO MEANINGFUL RECOVERY PLAN in News & Events 2021-02-26 11:50:20 -0700
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NO END IN SIGHT FOR LOCKDOWNS / NO MEANINGFUL RECOVERY PLAN
February 26, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta
The UCP’s 2021 budget for Alberta is pandering to the socialist agenda. They have essentially told Alberta that we will be stuck in “pandemic” mode for quite some time. There are no new ideas for keeping our seniors and vulnerable population safe and no plan to save the EXISTING small businesses that are being destroyed with their weak policies. At the end of the day, Kenney’s UCP government will only cater to their federalist counterparts’ wishes. They are not here for Alberta.
This budget guarantees the destruction of Alberta as indiscriminate spending continues in perpetuity. The health care budget does not address any real solutions to protecting the care homes and their job creation plan does not consider the people who have been financially destroyed by this pandemic. What about anyone who is over 50 who has lost their job? What about our Alberta small/medium business that are shutting their doors? There is no significant plan in the budget to protect people who have been the foundation of Alberta’s growth.
It is time to call on this government to end these lockdowns and come up with a real plan that protects our vulnerable and gets hardworking Albertans back to business!
ALBERTA STRONG! DISCOVER YOUR INDEPENDENCE!
Vicky Bayford, Director of Communications, The Independence Party of Alberta
Email: [email protected]
Vicky Bayford published What currency will we use? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:33:22 -0700
What currency will we use?
We will be creating our own currency, the Alberta Prosperity Certificate, which will be issued in dollar denominations. We believe that Albertans need to have domestic control over their currency so it can better reflect the needs of the public rather than international interests.
Vicky Bayford published Will we still have public health care? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:32:34 -0700
Will we still have public health care?
The best health care systems employ a blend of public and private care. We will take the best of both to ensure that all Albertans have access to the best care at the best cost.
Vicky Bayford published Canada cannot get fair trade deals. Alberta is so small, how can we do better? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:31:54 -0700
Canada cannot get fair trade deals. Alberta is so small, how can we do better?
Alberta will have the 129 largest population in the world. There are 106 nations with less people. Alberta would be the 40th largest country, regarding land mass, in the world - about three times larger than the United Kingdom, over twice as large as Japan and Germany. And, Alberta is home to the 3rd largest oil reserves on the planet. Countries will be lining up to do business with a free enterprise Alberta.
Vicky Bayford published We are landlocked. How do you propose getting our natural resources to tidewater? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:31:22 -0700
We are landlocked. How do you propose getting our natural resources to tidewater?
We already have access to tidewater through the US and through the Trans Mountain pipeline. We will negotiate a fair deal, nation to nation, with Canada that is mutually beneficial to both nations. If by chance Canada wants to play hard ball, we will excerpt our rights to our railways, highways and airways. Landlocked Canada from the province of British Columbia will be much more detrimental to Canada than Alberta.
As time goes on we expect other prairie provinces to secede which will provide access to Churchill and Alaska or northern British Columbia.
Additionally, if the A2A rail line proceeds it will also provide access to a deep water port in Alaska.
Vicky Bayford published How do we protect our borders? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:30:54 -0700
How do we protect our borders?
Once we form government we will begin to buy equipment through our police force which will enable us to protect our borders as soon as the people of Alberta vote for secession. We take border security very seriously, and will create a new border enforcement and immigration agency to ensure that the rule of law is maintained.
Vicky Bayford published How can we afford to secede? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:30:30 -0700
How can we afford to secede?
Alberta, as a separate nation, will be ranked as one of the top ten in the world with regards to per capita GDP. Canada, which sits 17th, will tumble out of the top 20. Canada needs Alberta much more than we need Canada. Each year, Ottawa’s financial mismanagement is causing our province and the country to devolve into a third world nation. We can’t afford not to separate! The Party has a plan to pay off the national debt quickly, boost the post-independence economy, and leverage new and time-honoured industries. Separation is a golden opportunity for Albertans.
Vicky Bayford published Will you fire the RCMP? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:29:57 -0700
Will you fire the RCMP?
As a Canadian organization, the RCMP will have to be replaced by a new national police force anyway. During the transition period, we will replace the RCMP with the Alberta Sheriffs Branch on a temporary basis. After separation, we will establish a new national police force which will be the sole police force in Alberta. The officers in the new service will not be moved around, and will be expected to integrate into the community they are stationed in to improve public accountability.
Vicky Bayford published Will we have a referendum on concealed carry? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:29:35 -0700
Will we have a referendum on concealed carry?
We believe that Albertans should never be afraid to defend themselves and their property. In rural communities, due to the unacceptable levels of rural crime, concealed and/or open carry is becoming more and more necessary to provide a deterrent against criminals. In solidarity with rural Albertans, our Party would support a referendum on the legalisation of open and concealed carry.
Vicky Bayford published Why haven’t separatist parties banded together? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:29:08 -0700
Why haven’t separatist parties banded together?
At present, there is only one truly separtist party in Alberta. Other political entities espouse equality or independence, which is far different than separation. TIP will always give Alberta voters a full separtist option at the ballot box. We are always open for like-minded parties and groups to buy a membership and help us propel Alberta into nationhood.
Vicky Bayford published Will we still get our pensions? in FAQ 2021-02-12 17:28:44 -0700
Will we still get our pensions?
Yes you will! If you have already begun to withdraw from the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), you can continue to do so in the future. If you have not begun to withdraw your pension, you will be rolled over to the Alberta Pension Plan (APP). The APP will be designed to grow the funds of beneficiaries in a sustainable way and will be managed by a third party agency so that risky partisan policies do not get in the way of Albertans’ retirements.