With Alberta running an $18 billion deficit in its 2021-22 budget and more than $100 billion in accumulated debt, it appears obvious that fiscal changes are needed – spending cuts or revenue increases or both?

The speaker will argue fundamental changes are needed and that his Wildrose Independence Party (WIP) plan to be a strong contender in Alberta’s next provincial election. Should they gain power, WIP would assert Alberta’s independence and redefine its relationship with Canada, create a “Constitution of Alberta” and affirm all individual freedoms and rights. An Alberta Police Force, an Alberta Revenue Agency, an Alberta Pension/Employment Insurance Plan, and an Alberta Immigration policy would be established.

Under the guidance of WIP, Alberta would refine its own Environmental policies while continuing to develop and transport our natural resources responsibly. New trade agreements with other provinces and nations would be prioritized, as would improved access to immediate and high quality health care, hospitals and staff. World class educational facilities and staff would also be emphasized and WIP commits to hold a referendum on independence from Canada at an appropriate time – the speaker will elaborate.

Speaker: Paul Hinman – Interim leader of the Wildrose Independence Party

Serving the people of Alberta for over 17 years as an MLA or political advisor, Paul Hinman’s mission has always been to get Alberta’s house in order by advancing good governance through principled policies.

Hinman was elected to his first term as the Member of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing the Alberta Alliance Party in the constituency of Cardston-Taber-Warner serving from 2004-08. He later served as MLA for Calgary-Glenmore from 2009-12, representing the Wildrose Party.

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