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What This Election Means For Alberta

 

 

Earlier today, the federal government dropped the writ - officially beginning the 2021 federal election which will be held on September 20th.

While 36 days can be an eternity in politics and anything can happen, one thing is pretty much already guaranteed - Alberta will be largely ignored (or attacked) throughout the campaign, as political attentions shift to Ontario and Quebec.

That's because those two provinces are where 199 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons are located, and where the election will almost certainly be decided.


Referenda Updates

Earlier today, the provincial government confirmed that Albertans will be voting on a second provincial referendum this fall in conjunction with the municipal election!

In addition to the already-announced equalization referendum, the government have announced that Albertans will be voting on a second referendum question on... daylight savings.


Josh Andrus Speaks To Rob Breakenridge About Citizen-Initiated Referendums

 

 

Our Executive Director Josh Andrus had the opportunity to speak to 770 CHQR's Rob Breakenridge about the provincial government's move to introduce Bill 51: the Citizen Initiative Act.

As one of the leading organizations fighting for citizen-initiated referenda legislation, having this bill introduced was a huge win for democracy.


The Alberta Disadvantage

Albertans have spent the last six years watching the Alberta Advantage slowly drip away, but three significant events in the last month have left many wondering if there's now an Alberta Disadvantage instead.


A Very Different Canada

 

 

Canada is very different today than it was just last month.

It might not feel like it yet, but the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the carbon tax has likely set in motion a series of events that will radically transform our country.

Maybe that sounds dramatic, but we've taken our time to analyze the Supreme Court's 405-page decision, and it's the only conclusion we could come to.

So, let us lay out our reasoning, and then we'll invite you to let us know whether you agree or disagree, and what you think we should do about it.


The Airing Of Grievances

 

 

Our Executive Director Josh Andrus was a guest on "The Canadian Story" podcast with David Parker and Zach Gerber.

In a wide-reaching interview, Andrus outlines Project Confederation's vision, what we stand for, the policies we promote, and some of the background of Project Confederation.


Supreme Court Upholds Trojan Horse Carbon Tax

 

 

Just a few minutes ago, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled 6-3 in favour of the federal government regarding the constitutionality of the carbon tax.

The federal carbon tax requires provinces to introduce carbon taxes and, crucially, also allows the federal government to impose a special federal carbon tax on any province that refuses to do so.


Citizens Initiative Act Introduced

 

 

Yesterday, the Alberta government introduced Bill 51 - the Citizen Initiative Act.

This is a fundamental democratic reform that Project Confederation has been at the forefront of the fight for over the last 18 months.

Project Confederation supporters and volunteers called thousands of Albertans about this issue, encouraging them to reach out to their MLAs and push them to take up this legislation - a huge thank you to you all!


Essentials Of Freedom Speech 2021

 

 

 

Our Executive Director Josh Andrus was invited to speak at Freedom Talk's "Essentials Of Freedom Conference 2021 - A Referendum On Alberta's Future".

After many hours of being stuck at home over the past twelve months, it was fantastic to have an opportunity to address a live audience about the issues that we have been advocating for since our launch in 2019.


Keystone XL Cancellation Requires East-West Pivot

 

 

As promised, newly inaugurated President Joe Biden brought the axe down on the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office.

Short of a highly unlikely major policy reversal by a popular newly-elected President, or a court process that could take years, the permit’s cancellation effectively puts an end to any hope of completing the pipeline expansion.

Sadly, as the chances of Keystone XL faded, so did the hopes of Alberta energy workers and businesses, who have been crushed by wave after wave of bad news in recent years and were clinging on to Keystone XL as one of the very few remaining lights at the end of the tunnel.