Wheatland County, east of Calgary, passed a resolution unanimously this month which states if the federal government does not treat Alberta more fairly the province should hold an independence referendum. Mountain View County Reeve Bruce Beattie says he thought it was a short term reaction to the election with emotions running high, however the discussion is needed.
Earlier this month, Wheatland County east of Calgary passed a resolution that says if the federal government does not treat Alberta more fairly, the province should hold an independence referendum.
The resolution was passed unanimously by the rural municipality.
It calls on the Alberta government to assert its constitutional rights by withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan and creating an Alberta Pension Plan.
It says the province should also collect its own personal income taxes.
Meanwhile, Mountain View County Reeve Bruce Beattie says he wasn't surprised by Wheatland County's discussion, but he was a bit surprised by it being formed into a resolution.
Beattie adds, he would never support Alberta separating from Canada.
He says C-P-P is a complex issue
Beattie believes Canadians need to work together
Beattie says the resolution will be brought to the February 7th, 2020 District 2 Meeting in Clearwater County. Wheatland County is also part of District 2. He adds, it will be an opportunity to talk about the resolution and any other issues.
(Contains content from the Canadian Press)