Alberta, like the rest of the planet is facing some big problems such as climate change and migration/immigration, but Alberta has also had to deal with.
1. An ongoing attack on our energy, mining and agricultural industries by a green movement that is supported by our enemies who are working hard to keep our resources from getting to the world market.
2. Trade problems with other provinces that are feeding a growing sentiment among the people for separation. Free trade means no tariffs and that the consumer will be the one that decides who lives or dies. That’s how capitalism works folks. That’s how business improves delivery of services, provides better pay for staff and a higher quality and better value for your dollar. If a venture cannot deliver… well only the strong survive.
3. Lack of economic diversity remains a problem despite the effort of the political parties to develop a renewable green energy system. I predict that this effort will prove to be yet another boondoggle that will only result in a lot of tax dollars wasted.
There is a solution, and it can be delivered for less than the current effort. So, how can Alberta diversify its economy to put an end to the reliance we have on one or two key industries such as agriculture and energy. How can we do this while reducing our carbon footprint and fostering a genuine belief in environmental stewardship.
As the AAIM Option plan sees it, the result of the referendums will be critical to determining the development of any diversity plan. For example, If the referendums result in the privatization of the education and health care industries, then the economic diversity plan will be well on its way to achieving the goal of total economic independence. The effort will take longer and have more challenges should the people decide to maintain the status quo.
Regardless of the referendum results, it will be possible to diversify by activating the following capital projects that will do more than any carbon tax could ever hope to by solving some of life’s big problems.
LET US FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE:
Our climate is changing. For most Albertans the how or why the climate is changing is less important than what Alberta's political parties are doing about it. The AAIM Option Plan was developed on reality, not fantasy or denial. Realities such as,
Reality 1 - the time to stop the change has long past,
Reality 2 - anything humans do now will take time and the effect to our environment minimal,
Reality 3 - Climatologists have predicted that the changing climate is not going to be stopped.
What matters right now is what are we going to do about preparing for what is coming. For Albertans, it seems that a changing climate means that humans, like every other creature on the planet, will have to find ways to live through hotter, dryer summers and longer, colder winters. So, while party politicians, diplomats, environmentalists and scientists’ squabble about how to reduce humanity’s effect on the earth, nothing is being done to plan for the future. If there is something being done, what is it?
What is being done to;
• Forecast the needs of the future?
• Help Albertans survive during hotter summer months. Summers that may bring drought and with drought comes famine, crime, disease and misery for all.
• Help Albertans survive colder, longer winters. Winters that will result in the death of thousands of low income and homeless people. A longer winter will likely change the growing season to a short three or four months. Shorter growing seasons will affect crops and vegetation in different ways. How will this effect our ability to feed the people, improve erosion control, air quality and so on?
SOLUTIONS: The solutions that the AAIM Option plan proposes can;
1. Work to resolve concerns about Alberta’s changing environment.
2. Move key capitol projects from the drafting table to reality.
3. Reduce Alberta’s overall carbon footprint.
4. Create new industries, improving the economic diversity of the province / state.
The projects proposed herein will require a unified effort of each level from the population and, if approved by the people these projects will propel the province into a new age of self-sufficiency and prosperity.
Alberta based businesses will be provided opportunities to play their part and the people will find employment opportunities.
Unions and associations will play a part and as a result will see a growth in their memberships as more government employees are hired to manage the oversight component of the projects that are approved by Albertans.
The projects recommended will solve some bigger than life problems and work to;
1. Diversify our industry base,
2. Increase the GDP,
3. Improve our ability to act in an emergency,
4. Manage the effects of climate change,
5. Provide prosperity to small communities throughout the province.
BENEFITS: The benefits of the capitol projects proposed are;
• Diversification and development of all communities,
• Improve the economies of all communities,
• Reduce the costs of supporting the suburban neighborhood,
• Relieve the pressure on the local governments to house their citizens,
• Better ensure the longevity of the citizens of Alberta.