Defending Alberta from Ottawa’s continued economic and constitutional attacks against our province along with my proposed Alberta Sovereignty Act have thus far been the central issue of the UCP leadership campaign.
The majority of Albertans are frustrated with the ineffective letter writing campaigns and empty rhetoric employed by past Premiers in dealing with attacks on Alberta by their Federal Government, and want effective action to deal with the ‘Ottawa Problem’ without further delay.
Tens of thousands of Albertans have embraced the idea of an Alberta Sovereignty Act, and many more are open to learning more about how it could be practically and effectively deployed.
Unsurprisingly, many in the ‘woke’ media and political establishment do not support the Alberta Sovereignty Act and have turned to the tried and tested methods of fear mongering and disinformation to discredit the idea outright. Some have falsely equated it to separatism and the 1995 Quebec vote on leaving Canada. Others have resorted to lashing out at the idea as entirely “nuts” or “unconstitutional”.
Obviously, none of these so-called ‘experts’ and politicos have read the bill (as drafting legislation is not typically done during political campaigns as most understand), and are simply assuming the legislation will be unconstitutional in order to justify their knee-jerk opposition to the concept.
My hope in releasing this Overview of the proposed Alberta Sovereignty Act, is that even more Albertans and their MLAs (and maybe even some critical thinkers in the mainstream media) will take a thoughtful look at this policy idea, and join the growing majority of Albertans who want to see us stand up to Ottawa, restore our constitutional rights, and take control of our future in this manner.