Alberta UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith promises immediate sovereignty act
Global News: 'One of the front-runners to replace Jason Kenney as Alberta’s premier says if she wins, legislation would come this fall to ignore federal laws along with steps to create a provincial police force and tax-collection agency.
'Danielle Smith said the legislature would need to pass an Alberta sovereignty act as soon as possible to allow Alberta to reject federal dictates on COVID-19, such as ordering vaccine shots for children or third doses for all.
'She also said it’s imperative to get the ball rolling on an Alberta police force and a separate agency to collect taxes — necessary to give teeth to the sovereignty legislation — because they are multiyear initiatives.'
If Alberta is going to do it, it has to go all out. No half-measures. If done well, Saskatchewan will follow and then B.C. will go out on its own.