Skip to comments.Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act - Passed today
Posted on 12/08/2022 2:57:10 PM PST by ifinnegan
The act allows Alberta to fight harmful federal laws and defend the constitutional federal-provincial division of powers.
Overview The Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act will defend Alberta’s interests by giving our province a legal framework to push back on federal laws or policies that negatively impact the province.
The act will be used to address federal legislation and policies that are unconstitutional, violate Albertans’ charter rights or that affect or interfere with our provincial constitutional rights.
The act gives Alberta a democratic legislative framework for defending the federal-provincial division of powers while respecting Canada's Constitution and the courts.
What the act does
The Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act will only be used when Alberta’s legislative assembly debates and passes a motion that identifies a specific federal program or piece of legislation as unconstitutional or causing harm to Albertans.
Government will ensure all constitutional and legal requirements are met before steps are taken to respond. Government will respect court decisions if a response is challenged successfully in court.
What the act doesn't do
The Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act:
will not allow Alberta to defy Canada’s Constitution
will not allow Alberta to separate from Canada
will not allow cabinet to issue unconstitutional orders-in-council, including giving instructions that are outside of provincial jurisdiction to provincial entities
will not allow cabinet to give instructions to private individuals or corporations that aren’t provincial entities, to violate federal law
A weakened bill, but one that can be built upon.
This is an inevitable step towards secession. I say that because the federal government in Ottawa will never obey this.
And when the two governments are at odds over something and the federal government pushes then the provincial government will have no choice but to secede.
it’s kind of a parallel to the “State’s Rights” argument in the US
FedGov controls some areas, Provincial Govts control others
Alberta is just asserting its Constitutional rights
I’d rather have Alberta as the 51st state than either DC or PR.
They’ve gotta do something; their central govt is vicious.
Or new country with Montana, Idaho, Wyoming etc…
“The ...Act will only be used when Alberta’s legislative assembly debates AND passes a motion that identifies a specific federal program or piece of legislation as unconstitutional or causing harm to Albertans.”
Soooo, until the legislature debates AND passes a motion the federal order is in effect? This is a rubber stamp for edicts from their federal government. Empty words.
I don’t think your comment makes sense.
Didn’t Trudeau tell Alberta to stop using fertilizer ?
Canada’s Deep State is laughing its butt off.
Canada’s freedom-loving citizenry needs to do the same thing we do: secure free and fair elections for its citizenry.
I believe that Alberta lacks a province-wide police force. The RCMP, under the control of their federal government, handles policing matters, although cities like Calgary have their own police forces. There are no elected sheriffs in Canada. Income taxes are handled by the Federal government, with the provinces receiving a share of the revenues. Provincial authorities do not have an equivalent to the American National Guard, as all military matters are under Federal control. In summary, provincial premiers and parliaments in Canada have far less power than do American state governments and legislatures.
“The act will be used to address federal legislation...”
I would have thought they used the term “parliamentary” legislation not “federal.”
I had no idea.
“...provincial premiers and parliaments in Canada have far less power than do American state governments and legislatures.”
That’s the difference between a province and a State.
Canada does not have a 2nd Amendment.
Not sure it has the comparable to the 1st Amendment.
The inhabitants are subjects, not citizens.
Canada if polite. Their politicians are as bad as ours in DC.
Kings and Queens are a suck idea.
Within the boundaries of their national charter, I suspect Alberta is pushing back against their federal as best they can.
Maybe someday they can be a territory do the republic of Texas
Recognizing the recent troubles to the south, the Fathers of Confederation decided to keep military, taxation, and other matters centralized.
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