On January 11th, Glenn Carritt the former councillor for the Town of Innisfail announced via Facebook that he had been elected as the new leader of the Alberta Statehood Party.
Carritt said, "I am honoured to be elected as the new leader of the Alberta Statehood Party. This is an exiting opportunity for Alberta. Join us today!"
The Alberta Statehood Party was founded in 2020, and is founded on the principal of seperation from Canada, in order to become an equal American state, subject to the US Constitution.
"Upon receiving a mandate from the People of Alberta, we will initiate negotiations with the US Government to be admitted to the Union as a full-fledged American State," is outlined on the Alberta Statehood Party Website.
Upon receiving a mandate from the People of Alberta, The Alberta Statehood Party if formed government will initiate an Alberta Constitutional Convention.
Also outlined on the Alberta Statehood Party Website is a few of their top reasons for becoming an American State:
Here are a few of our top reasons why becoming an American State solves Alberta's political and economic problems:
lowering our cost of living, reducing the tax burden.
high paying resource, agriculture, and US Federal Service jobs.
easing the burden on farms and small businesses, while allowing Alberta farmers access to US export agreements.
attracting massive private sector investment.
giving us an equal say in Washington DC with two elected senators.
allowing state level senate seats, including those reserved for Treaty First Nations.
healing the historical injustices inflicted by the Government of Canada upon our First Nation and Non-First Nation populations.
At the time of publication, Elections Alberta had no party registered under the name Alberta Statehood Party.