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WAGNER: The Maverick’s platform makes them the new party of the West

“The Maverick Party can do for the West what the Bloc does for Quebec: provide an unrepentant defender of its interests, and make the other parties fight for otherwise safe seats.”

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The Reform Party of Canada arose over three decades ago when it became clear that none of the major national political parties were capable or inclined to represent the interests of Western Canada. Since Ontario and Quebec elect well over half of all members of parliament, parties that aspire to form a federal government must cater to the voters of those two provinces. That was true back then, an

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Michael Wagner is a Senior Alberta Columnist for the Western Standard. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Alberta. His books include 'Alberta: Separatism Then and Now' and 'True Right: Genuine Conservative Leaders of Western Canada.' mwagner@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. KC

    May 1, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    What people don’t understand about nuclear is it is in fact the cleanest high density energy fuel source and also the safest. I know people happily point to Fukeshema which was caused by a tsunami and is not possible in Alberta, but also Chernobyl which was due entirely to human error. There was one other accident in Greenfield US??? Anyway, these are the only 3 nuclear accidents out of the several thousand nuclear power plants around the world successfully providing safe reliable and affordable energy with zero emissions. New generation nuclear reactors are even safer, often reusing spent fuel from older reactors. Another positive to nuclear is reactor plants can be placed within the current grid system unlike wind and solar that need a lot of new infrastructure and transmission lines to bring the energy into the current grid. The downside to nuclear is it does use a lot of water to keep reactors cool. This has been getting better with newer technology. And no there is no dumping of radioactive water. The water is used as a coolant and is separated from the radioactivity. Japan is a very unique circumstance where the reaction cores were breached and radioactivity does leach into the water.

  2. Baron Not Baron

    April 30, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Nuclear? What is this nonsense? Japan, next month, is dumping their radioactive in the ocean.. Is this a model we want to follow? Are we going to dump ours into our rivers? Maverick, apparently is only bringing “new ideas”. Are these any good?

  3. Left Coast

    April 30, 2021 at 10:48 am

    “carbon capture projects to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in western Canada.”

    Carbon Capture is quite Insane . . . spending 100s of millions pumping life giving CO2 into some hole in the ground to appease some Klimate Guru in support of the Unproven AGW hypothesis is Not Science or of any value, except to those making the dollars.

    Canada’s share of Global Emissions is 1.5% . . . a miniscule amount, and it can be argued that because of Canada’s vast Greenery this never leaves the country.
    Every 20 weeks, China increases their Emissions by more than Canada Annual Emissions, so anything we do, the Billions we waste are dangerously stupid.

    What should Canada be doing today? Absolutely nothing . . . we should wait until the China, India and other poluting countries catch up with us . . . then we can talk.

    The “Idea” our Politicians express that we can set an example is quit insane . . . we are setting an example right into Bankruptcy!

  4. Leonel St Amand

    April 30, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Vote for a western separartion party or an independent candidate, but never vote for federal Maverick, or any of the failed kleptocracy legacy parties, be they O’Toole’s conservative, liberal or NDP parties.
    A vote for Maverick is a sucker’s vote for O’Toole’s carbon tax and to beg liberal Ontario for a change to a constitution that is not worth the paper its written on.
    Maverick is a fraud federalist constitutionalist scam whose aim is to get O’Toole federal conservatives elected and to keep the west in slavery to the east.
    The Maverick/Reform 2.0 reboot Party coup threw WEXIT& separation out the window with the same heartless indifference as politicians who threw covid19 infected seniors into senior’s homes to kill other seniors and staff.
    Without separation, there is no way out from eastern tyranny for the west.
    Maverick dreams of being the chosen as the feudal lords who cash in on rattling the chains and cracking the whip on western serfs toiling to serve eastern feudal liberal overlords, be it Trudeau or Trudeau’s carbon tax tool, O’Toole.
    Alberta can certainly do a better job of managing itself as a nation than the Trudeau socialist kleptocracy nightmare of apocalyptic criminal mismanagement of Canada, and of Alberta issues in particular.
    The real effect on the west of what Maverick is doing is to further weaken the west & to empower eastern Canada’s federalist socialist status quo.
    Jay Hill to Rebel News: “ ..we’re going to try as hard as we can not to contest those ridings where vote splitting might occur”.
    Alberta could be a successful free country on its own like Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, etc, all of which are landlocked as well.
    Maverick wants the west to remain in Canada and therefore to continue being bled dry by eastern liberal tyranny:
    “To achieve greater fairness and self-determination for western Canadians through: (a) constitutional change…”
    Self reliant Alberta has to get on with securing it’s own future by finally separating from broken, dysfunctional, corrupt & failed liberal Canada, which has left Alberta broken & struggling to survive.
    There is no real future for the west in liberal debt ridden Canada that is in a death spiral heading down into a gory Venezuelan type of socialist abyss and taking the west down with it.
    Hopefully a western Canada &/or Alberta separation party will appear on the ballot in the next election to save us from Trudeau’s burning liberal house before liberals turn the country into ashes..
    The WEXIT separation movement is western Canada’s only choice going forward to secure a free and sustainable future as Canada has failed and is a lost cause.
    A future where people don’t have to live in fear of going to jail for years for simply using the wrong gender pronoun or of being sued for refusing to wax Trudeau-phile balls.
    A future that is finally free of eastern Canada robbing the west blind.
    WEXIT separation movement is a path to separation and freedom, while Maverick (good intentions aside) is a federal path to no where but remaining shackled to commie Canada, like medieval serfs.
    Maverick party’s website states that their first & main objective is pure federalism.
    Maverick wants a better constitutional deal for the west, to remain in Canada and therefore to continue being bled dry by eastern liberal tyranny:
    “To achieve greater fairness and self-determination for western Canadians through:
    (a) constitutional change…”
    The reformed constitution fantasy ship sailed long ago, it was tried & it failed, chasing this political rabbit trail left Alberta decades behind on achieving much needed change and even worse off than before, its getting worse all the time.
    The Maverick party has already been wisely rejected by westerners as per federalist Mavericks’ nominal support on Facebook which comprises of a token ~12k Maverick FB followers(~8k in March2021), compared to, the only logical political choice, WEXIT’s ~240k FB followers.
    The west needs to take control of it’s own destiny with something new, powerful, real & substantive, which is separation.
    Alberta must NOT allow itself to go down with Trudeau’s failing commie Canada, time to grieve it & leave it behind, cut the cord with Canada.
    Trudeau has brought Canada to the brink of destruction with totalitarian commie insanity like massive debt Canada can never repay, his welfare state (universal income), carbon tax, tax spikes, Trudeau’s no more pipelines laws,covid19 criminal incompetence, graft & corruption, etc.
    Kenny had the right approach when he said “if the B.C. New Democrats continue to block our energy, we’ll happily give them a carbon-free Vancouver”.
    Sadly, in Trudeau’s deeply oppressed Soviet Union, soviet satellite Alberta has no rights and so does not have the freedom to negotiate strongly & fairly as equals on issues.
    As a separate nation, Alberta has more strength & flexibility to resolve disputes as equals in negotiations and need not kowtow to Canada’s soviet economic policy carnage that is bleeding the west to death, as Russia also bled its enslaved soviet satellite states in the USSR.
    Voting for any federalist party is the definition of insanity, which is doing the same thing and expecting different results.
    Voting for federalist parties like conservatives, liberals, ndp, greens and the new Maverick party, is really a vote for the insanity of perpetuating eastern Canada’s liberal chokehold on the west.
    Under federalist parties, liberal Ontario will continue to decide who leads &how to run the country in horrific radical left-wing fashion, no matter the unsustainable destructive cost of doing so.
    Maverick is a sycophantic federalist dinosaur stuck in the federal conservative party’s rear view mirror.
    Maverick, although perhaps well meaning, is a failed past federalist Reform 2.0 reboot party.
    Been there, done that, it failed miserably, no thanks, time to separate from Canada as we’ve tried everything else.
    Maverick’s plan boils down to begging for a better constitutional deal for the west from Trudeau’s liberal eastern Canada.
    That is a fool’s errand that was pursued by Reform for years and failed.
    That plan has no chance of success as Canada does not even uphold the current constitution and its laws.
    In western Canada, federalism has devolved into the bondage of feudalism, replete with Ottawa’s crippling debt bondage and Alberta’s indentured servitude resulting in billion$ being stolen annually by the liberal east.
    The liberal east ruling class exploits the west ruthlessly, extorting $billions and taking our resources at predatory prices that are far below real market prices & often even below production costs.
    Trudeau’s liberal east is like heartless medieval feudal lords greedily profiting from the blood, sweat & tears of their subjects’ hard work in medieval times.
    The west is powerless to prevent the pillage inflicted by the rapacious, corrupt & incompetent evil eastern liberal lords like Trudeau.
    Flippant lesser Maverick references to possible separation are but a mere after thought.
    Federalist Maverick party is primarily committed to keeping Alberta locked in Canada and opposed to separation, Maverick propaganda platitudes to the contrary aside.
    Maverick cannot be both a federal constitutional party and a separation party at the same time because those 2 objectives are at complete odds with each other.
    BREXIT would never have succeeded if the movement had waffled endlessly back and forth between leaving and diddling for a better remain deal that would never have been honored by the E.U.
    Alberta needs strong & decisive leadership that has the courage of it’s convictions to see the separation goal through to the end.
    If Alberta’s leadership is weak, indecisive and wavering, then it does not have what it takes to get it done.
    The Maverick leader has made it clear that his Maverick party does not have the courage of their convictions required for separation.
    Maverick will not even bother to run a full slate of candidates because Maverick is obviously not in it to win it for the west.
    Not only is bizarre Maverick not in it to win it, Maverick does not plan to even BE in the election, for the most part, let alone win it.
    If Maverick was a truly a party out for better constitutional deals, then Maverick should run across the country against the overreaching soviet Ottawa politburo establishment, rallying all provinces & territories to fight Ottawa for fair & better constitutional deals.
    The real effect on the west of what Maverick is doing is to further weaken the west & to empower eastern Canada’s federalist socialist status quo.
    Jay Hill to Rebel News: “ ..we’re going to try as hard as we can not to contest those ridings where vote splitting might occur”.
    Maverick has devolved from the focused separatist WEXIT party I originally joined, into its current unrecognizable form.
    Maverick now appears to be a gaggle of avid pot bellied middle aged cross dressed bearded federalist cheer leaders on the sidelines, who only exist to enthusiastically cheer on federal conservatives.
    Occasionally, Maverick cheerleader candidates may run alongside conservative candidates to whisper sycophantic motivating sweet nothings into their conservative ears.
    Maverick is definitely NOT what I signed up for with WEXIT, which was merely to seek separation thru a referendum vote for a better future.
    Maverick’ deserves applause for it’s honesty& openness in coming out of their political closet to reveal their true political gender identity as federal constitutionalists whose primary raison d’etre is to serve as sycophants for the federal conservative party.
    The reality is that the west needs a federal constitutionalist party like we need a hole in the head, buggy whips & moustache wax, or Trudeau’s carbon tax, which O’Toole intends to keep along with many other liberal atrocities.
    Federal Conservatives just rebrand, repackage and water down liberal BS into smaller bites, with a few liberal things left off the menu, for the country to swallow more easily. Under federal conservatives, the toxic leftwing path to total destruction may have been slowed down, but it has always remained steadily on its apocalyptic socialist track.
    Liberals bluntly force feed their liberal crap whole, contemptuously pumped through a feeding tube directly into voters.
    Their methods aside, all federal parties are hell bent on keeping the west powerless, bled dry and subjected to eastern Canada’s ongoing unsustainable apocalyptic destruction of the west and Alberta in particular.
    Staying in Canada also means having to be persecuted by the never-ending lawlessness of rogue Canadian kangaroo courts ruling against Alberta interests in clear violation of the constitution and Alberta’s basic human rights.
    E.G. Trans Mountain pipeline was established in 1951, expansion proposed in 2013 and has yet to be completed thanks to banana republic court decisions that clearly violate Alberta’s constitutional rights.
    Canada’s constitution is not worth the paper its written on.
    It clearly does not protect Albertans from eastern Canada’s lawless courts, persecutions and provides no protection from the radical left’s agenda to destroy Alberta and Canada as well.
    Maverick’s “better” constitutional deal BS is a scam as the constitution means nothing, so more Maverick constitutional BS simply = more of nothing for the west, but more eastern liberal status quo.
    The left’s rigged Canadian courts have been entirely corrupted and used to destroy the oil & gas industry thru endless frivolous challenges resulting in massive crippling obstruction, delays and added costs.
    Staying in Canada for Alberta also means being litigated to death for the crime of merely trying to affirm one’s most basic& obvious constitutional rights to exist.
    The Maverick scam about begging eastern Canada for a better deal through a constitutional change is a federalist Maverick con job doomed to failure. Reform tried that for decades and it failed miserably, don’t fall for it again folks.
    Maverick is nothing but a smokescreen to keep eastern Canada’s establishment in power over the west so liberals can continue to run amok over the west, forever raping & pillaging our economy & rights.
    The west needs real, decisive, lasting, positive, powerful change and that is NOT what the status quo, not actually even running in elections, conservative sycophant federalist Maverick party brings to the table.
    Since Maverick is mostly not actually running in the election, it begs the question, whats happening with Maverick party funds?
    Are Maverick funds being used to campaign for conservative candidates?
    At any rate, rest assured that Maverick is not wasting their donors’ hard earned money on the bizarre Justin Trudeau’s liberal weirdo collection.
    That includes the official liberal party Trudeau Howling Wolf Underwear and Justin Trudeau Kimono, which naked Liberal MP William Amo needs to wear for his online video parliamentary sessions.
    Naked liberal Willy is more proof that liberals are entirely unworthy to lead, pathetic and small, however thats what voting for any federalist party gets you.
    Much more can be said of the likes of Trudeau & his naked liberal Willy, but thats best left to comedic genius like the old Air Farce and Rick Mercer.
    Canada is truly being run into the ground by eastern liberal socialist idiots.
    Alberta’s only real choice is to leave the doomed sinking Trudeau socialist ship that is Canada, by seeking independence thru a referendum vote on separation from Canada.
    The rest of the west can decide for themselves if they want to leave the failed socialist colonial experiment that is Canada, while Alberta must take the lead and choose to decide its own fate.
    Remain in Canada and go down in flames with Trudeau’s doomed totalitarian liberal Canada or leave Canada to make a better life for ourselves than we could ever have in failed liberal Canada.
    Either way, Alberta’s people must choose their own destiny and live with the consequences of their decision.
    Thats my rant for now and my wife is happy that my rant is on the internet so she does not have to see it or hear it.
    Can’t say I blame her, cuz politics are incredibly dull, bizarre, boring & negative.
    No one reads my opinions anyway and I like that, if any1 did read this, I’d tell them to get a life.
    https://globalnews.ca/…/vancouver-jason-kenney…/
    https://www.rebelnews.com/jay_hill_maverick_party_on_vote
    https://studentsforliberty.org/…/the-albertan-struggle…/
    https://www.narcity.com/…/these-are-all-of-the-things…
    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/liberal-mp-apologizes-appearing
    https://www.nationalobserver.com/…/otoole-climate-plan…

  5. Barbara

    April 30, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Anyone who thinks Nuclear is cleaner than oil and gas has a very short memory.
    You can’t just say it’s cleaner because they have new technology. PROVE IT! In writing and scientific evidence that isn’t compromised by corporations and governments.

    How will NUCLEAR waste be managed, how about NUCLEAR contaminated water? This waste hangs around for thousands of years. Anyone want to go to Chernobyl for a holiday?

    Or will we just pour contaminated , radioactive water in the ocean like Japan is planning to do?

    There are no quick fixes here. Oil and gas , if properly managed, are the cleanest and safest and most efficient source of energy for now.

    Material for solar uses minerals from strip mining in China, the batteries don’t last and are polluters.

    Windmills kill tens of thousands of birds, give minimal energy and don’t work well in the winter, (ask Texas)
    We have to stop doing things for a quick fix and for show or it will be one disaster after another.

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