December 20, 2018

Derek Fildebrandt launches Alberta "Equality or Independence" campaign

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

It was a chilly morning out at the McDougall Center in Calgary, Alberta. We were not entirely sure what the press conference would be about, but MLA Derek Fildebrandt eventually came out and spoke to the media. 

I had my hunches; as you can see, the sign on the podium says, “Equality or Independence”.

There have been a lot of questions surrounding the future of Alberta in Confederation recently and we have yet to hear a response to this public outcry from the political establishment.

Derek Fildebrandt from the Freedom Conservative Party currently holds only one seat in the legislature — that's his own — and it will be interesting to see if these separatist (or “sovereigntist” undertones, as he calls them) help his poll numbers a little bit.

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commented 2018-12-23 22:55:47 -0500
Well, I’ll say one thing, CHARRED REMAINS: Fildebrandt has at least one loyal supporter.
commented 2018-12-23 11:51:19 -0500
“here’s every day crimes that people mistakenly do not realizing and then there is seditious behaviour that is practised by the political class..”

So, he poached, but he didn’t realize it was wrong?
He hit another vehicle, and he didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to drive away?
And he rented out the apartment that tax-payers paid for, but he didn’t know it was wrong?
commented 2018-12-21 19:08:32 -0500
Sounds good to me Derek. I may have to hop over the line from the Interior to join Alberta depending on how things pan out, but things cannot remain the same. As Derek pointed out the equalization payments are just a part of it. Its time for all provinces to have sovereignty and say regarding immigration as Quebec does or Western separation. In which case, good by Ottawa and good bloody riddance. Its going to be either one or the other. This bad marriage is too toxic to stay in. Change IS coming.
commented 2018-12-21 17:43:35 -0500
“The Quebecers that voted for Trudeau are the pot heads, the immigrants and the anglophones, plus some old-age voters who have always voted Liberals since their grandfathers. "

Absolutely true, CAROLE. And you could toss federal gov’t workers and the queer crowd in as well.

Hundreds of anglo-Quebecers moved west across the provincial border into Glengarry County from the greater Montreal area over the last 40 years, largely because of Quebec’s language laws and to a lesser extent, for taxation reasons. The VAST majority of them revere turdo la first as some kind of a saint.
commented 2018-12-21 15:04:45 -0500
The Quebecers that voted for Trudeau are the pot heads, the immigrants and the anglophones, plus some old-age voters who have always voted Liberals since their grandfathers. Stop blaming all Quebecers for the demise of Alberta. May I remind you that you voted for the NDP last time. However, I understand the plight of Albertains and their perceived mistreatment by Ottawa and the Eastern provinces. It’s up to you to renegociate the terms and I wish you good luck. But I don’t believe Albertains will ever separate.
commented 2018-12-21 12:41:01 -0500
“…Those are just mistakes as a human being and the rent thing wasn’t even illegal… "

Hey, as long as you’d cut one of turdo’s or Red Raiche’s crew the same slack, spin it any way you want, CHARRED REMAINS.
commented 2018-12-21 12:11:01 -0500
Funny how the external threat of mass migration may bring the West and Quebec together.
commented 2018-12-21 12:08:26 -0500
It is interesting, the Liberals became the natural governing party of Canada by exploiting Quebec nationalism. They presented themselves as the only party that could keep Confederation together by controlling the separatists in Quebec. Now the Liberals are the party of the post-nationalist state and mass migration which brings them into direct conflict with the pur laine Quebecois. The Laurentian elite have overstepped.
commented 2018-12-21 12:01:38 -0500
You could probably add Saskatchewan into the mix, as well, especially if Boy Blunder gets another 4 years. While smaller than Alberta, economically and population wise, we are just as tired of paying more than our fair share to the east.
commented 2018-12-21 11:27:03 -0500
Good. That’s exactly what we need in Alberta. A chance to vote on Alberta independence. Kenny said he wouldn’t give Albertans a chance to vote on independence, so if you vote for the PC’s then all you’re doing is trading one set of jailers for another.
commented 2018-12-21 11:05:05 -0500
I am so on board with separation. Bring it on.
commented 2018-12-21 10:33:18 -0500
The last thing you want to do is split up Canada!
The status quo of the globalists running things in Canada is completely unacceptable!
I’m fairly certain you’ll eventually get the same criminals, traitors and scoundrels as has been running Canada.
So we’re between a rock and a hard place, and being pushed into a corner.

What the hell is a man supposed to do?
commented 2018-12-21 10:24:10 -0500
I know you guys in Alberta are angry with Quebec and with the way the Eastern Provinces have has kowtowed to Quebec at the expense of the west in order to keep Quebec in Confederation.
I have commented recently that I think PM Butts and his stooge are trying to take advantage of that anger by getting Alberta and Quebec in a pissing match in order to mobilize the Liberal base in Quebec. It is classic politics of division. Why else would our Dear Leader blame the demise of Energy East on Quebec when it was the radical environmentalism of he and PM Butts that killed it?
Here is the thing, a recent poll showed that a majority of Quebecers want Alberta crude. PM Butts and the Boy Blunder are full of it. Who knew?
Other points for consideration are that, under new management, Ontario is pro pipeline and even if a pipeline doesn’t go East a large number of the First Nations have jumped the Liberal Reservation and are promoting a pipeline to the BC coast. The polls are looking bad for the Liberals, but okay, Smilin’ Andy and Kenney don’t exactly make me feel all warm and fuzzy either.
commented 2018-12-21 03:18:16 -0500
Glenn Craig that is not the only path to the ocean.
commented 2018-12-21 01:02:52 -0500
Have I said it before and won’t hesitate to say it again: Kenny and Scheer are another globalists, a softer variety of Trudeau. Putting either of them in power (at provincial or federal level) still means complete destruction of true Canadian values but instead of 4 years, as Trudeau would certainly do, it may get prolonged 8 to 10 years.
commented 2018-12-21 00:21:52 -0500
If Derek represented Alberta while negotiating with Trudeau and the Federal Liberals, what cards would he play. They hate your Oil so much that they would like it kept in the ground so why would they even talk to you? What else does Alberta have?

Dirk Kanis 2hr ago is correct in saying a separate Alberta could put BC out of business. $500.00 road fee for every transport truck and railway car going through Alberta.
I don’t think they would join the US; there are still some anti-American feelings.
They could never be a separate Country as they have no one that could take a leadership role. No one like W A C Bennett or Ralph Kline.
commented 2018-12-21 00:14:40 -0500
Excellent work by Scoop Bexte!
Derek is an Ottawa boy, born and raised. He came out west several years ago, grew a beard and bought a pick-up. He’s not the man for the job. He keeps saying independence is not his first option, hardly a good bargaining ploy, and betraying of his gut allegiances. “Sovereign within confederation” is weasel-talk. Derek is being pushed by his base. He’s not our George Washington.

Food for thought: Quebec is only in confederation because of the financial windfall it provides them. If that goes, they go. Ending equalisation/transfer inequity breaks-up Canada. Comprende?
commented 2018-12-20 22:53:13 -0500
I’m not a politician or legal expert but the link below might provide insight on some of the rights Alberta may have if we choose to become independent.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Part 10: Right of Access of Land-Locked States to and From the Sea and Freedom of Transit
commented 2018-12-20 22:46:20 -0500
Separating can’t come quick enough let’s get er done,Confederation is a sham I’ve had enough of Alberta bowing to the east and Quebec they can F right off, bunch of pompous assholes!!
commented 2018-12-20 22:22:24 -0500
I agree with Derek on having more say given to Alberta. Ottawa has hosed us since we joined Canada. Unless we stand up to the Laurentian bullies, we’ll keep on bleading money at the expense of our citizens.
commented 2018-12-20 22:17:47 -0500
YES! YES! YESSSS!! Bring it on Derek! WOOT!!!
commented 2018-12-20 21:58:15 -0500
Fildebrandt with this strategic move has outflanked Kenney who is only offering a referendum on equalization payments.
commented 2018-12-20 21:37:44 -0500
Glenn, I don’t see it that way, we are land locked now but the southern border could go wide open and BC is cut off from the ROC, could it not be devastating for their harbour if they didn’t play ball with AB?
commented 2018-12-20 21:08:06 -0500
What will Alberta sepratism acheive? Without a pipeline to tide water….Even Doug Christie knew that without BC being on board (which they are not) it’s a pipe dream without a pipe line.
commented 2018-12-20 21:06:54 -0500
You are welcome here Maurice
commented 2018-12-20 21:04:05 -0500
I recently moved from Alberta to retire in my home town in western Manitoba. If Alberta separates I too would have to seriously consider moving back to Alberta. Fildebrandt is absolutely right that you need a stick when negotiating with Ottawa and be prepared to use it. Alberta and in fact the whole country can’t stand another 4 years of Justin’s destructive policies.
commented 2018-12-20 20:04:00 -0500
If the Kenney/Trudeau/Notley alliance doesn’t deplatform Rebel Media, the Freedom Conservative Party will have a real voice in AB politics and likely official opposition status. Good luck Mr. Fildebrandt.