Sovereignty Is Not Negotiable
Now that we’ve had a chance to sit down and digest last week’s election results, it strikes us just how big of a whirlwind the past twelve months have really been.
Since Danielle Smith made our Alberta Sovereignty Act proposal the centrepiece of her campaign to replace Jason Kenney as Premier of Alberta, our small team has worked tirelessly to defend and promote our proposed package of reforms.
And we’ll continue to do so.
We must free Alberta from Ottawa’s overbearing control and restore self-determination for all Albertans.
That is not negotiable.
Now, Smith has guided the United Conservative Party to a majority government with a mandate from Albertans to stand up to Ottawa.
It is up to us to keep the pressure on.
We can’t back down now.
Our job is not complete.
Our mission has not changed.
Alberta needs to be defended from federal overreach and have its constitutional jurisdiction restored.
Our future as a province depends on it.
The federal government wants to completely decimate our oil and natural gas industries through a series of radical environmental policies that are designed to shut down the fossil fuel sector entirely.
They’ve banned tankers off the coast of British Columbia.
They’ve brought in a broad, complex environmental project approval framework that has scared off billions of investment dollars..
Now, they seek to legislate our energy industry out of existence entirely, with insanely aggressive net-zero emissions targets that will drive up the cost of energy permanently.
Not to mention an unjust “Sustainable Jobs Plan” (formerly known as the Just Transition) that will see high-paying jobs in oil and natural gas "transitioned" into lower-paying, less available “green energy” jobs.
The Government of Alberta has a duty to defend the interests of its people in the face of hostile, overbearing federal government policies that are suffocating Alberta’s ability to create wealth for her people.
The Free Alberta Strategy is the answer.
When we launched in September 2021, we had a vision of how Alberta could stand alone within a united Canada.
The first step of our strategy was the introduction, passage, and implementation of the Alberta Sovereignty Act, which we achieved in 2022.
The Sovereignty Act was a spearhead designed to put the federal government on notice and let the rest of the country know how far our province was willing to go to defend itself.
Now that it’s been implemented, we have more work to do.
The federal government's clear goal to dismantle our energy sector is extremely concerning and will have dire consequences for everyone.
The repercussions include unemployment, increased energy costs, and a weakened national economy.
Our resource industry serves as the backbone of our economic prosperity.
Without it, everything comes to a standstill.
It’s a recipe for catastrophe.
The well-being of countless workers and their families is at stake, and the province's economic stability is in jeopardy.
Now, more than ever, it is crucial for us to unite and champion Alberta's interests.
This is not a battle that can be fought alone; it necessitates a collective effort from individuals, families, businesses, and community leaders to voice their concerns and take action.
That will be the focus of our work for the rest of the year, and if you’re in a position to do so, please consider making a donation to help fund those efforts:
Thanks again to you all for everything you've done to advance our cause so far.
The Free Alberta Strategy Team