The Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta is now Official

Written By Guest User, Posted on June 30, 2020

Sources within the anticipated Freedom Conservative Party-WEXIT Alberta Party merger have indicated that the merger is now official. As of the upcoming provincial election, the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta will have candidates registered on ballots across urban and rural Alberta.

Discussions have taken place on and off since December, between members of the WEXIT Alberta and the Freedom Conservative party, which the now-former CFO for the FCP Kathy Flett states, “Is about separatists coming together.” 

Under a banner of unity, “Today’s merger is a clear indication that we’ve passed the tipping point with this movement,” says Flett. “After 105 years, Albertans finally have a voice with the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta. Change is coming and every Albertans will be so much better for it.”

According to sources from within party ranks, over 75 per cent of FCP membership and 96.1 per cent from Wexit supported the merger.


Recently, there have been a number of new developments from the Wexit movement, with Peter Downing resigning from his official positions within the organization, and former CPC MP Jay Hill assuming the role of interim leader.

“We don’t have an Interim Leader chosen just yet,” says Flett on the newly formed party, “If we feel we need someone in that role between now and the Leadership Race, we will appoint someone. In the meantime, the Board is filled with very active and committed members. The work required will get done.”

Todd Wayne, the northern regional organizer for Wexit Alberta, spoke to the possibility of former Wildrose leader Brian Jean seeking the leadership of the party, stating, “he has been a spectator throughout this journey and I really do not see any conviction there right now.”

“I’m sure that if he’d like to run in his riding for us that would certainly be looked at, but as far as leadership goes, I’m just not sold.”

Wexit Alberta accumulated 8413 signatures from the onset of COVID-19, which left the campaign in a precarious situation. “We were approximately 70 per cent towards that goal when COVID-19 hit, says Wayne, who acknowledged “it wouldn’t have been very good PR if we continued knocking on people’s doors throughout the lockdown.”

However, the end-result was a “positive thing” for Albertan separatism, which was once thought as a fringe movement now turned mainstream.

In a February poll by the Angus Reid Institute, a growing number of Albertans supported secession from Canada at 50 per cent.

On The Fair Deal Report, Flett spoke on its findings and how “it did a lot to strengthen the resolve” of separatists across the province.

“It was merely filled with promises of more committees, but it also did not truly acknowledge the ever growing separatist sentiment in our province. That was a mistake.”

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