Alberta separatist movement could increase if Ottawa doesn’t fix ‘inequities’ say 4 Alberta MPs

Buffalo Declaration references name Alberta and Saskatchewan were known as when they were part of the North-West Territories

Four Conservative MPs released the “Buffalo Declaration,” a 13-page notice that calls for the federal government to take immediate action or else Albertans will see to separate from Canada.

The document by the four MPs from Alberta states, “We are drawing clear line [sic] in the sand. In this declaration, we set before you the inequities our people face and concrete ideas to rectify them. Immediate action must be taken because we are hearing from many people in our province that they will be equal or they will seek independence.”

Calling it the Buffalo Declaration references the name Alberta and Saskatchewan were known as when they were part of the North-West Territories. The two provinces joined Confederation in 1905.

The Buffalo Declaration was released Thursday by Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, Airdrie MP Blake Richards, Peace River-Westlock MP Arnold Viersen and Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner MP Glen Motz.

The Buffalo Declaration also calls on the federal government to recognize the “devastation of the National Energy Program” in the Hous of Commons. It also calls for the end of the equalization program.

-george@albertapressleader.ca

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