When successful, the AAIM Option will be reformed as a Coalition Government overseen by an Executive Board populated by all of the elected members. The “Board” aka the Lower House, will replace the majority and opposition model that currently exists.
With a focus on oversight and planning for the future, the Board will;
1. Oversee the referendum phase and ensure that the timeline is maintained. The AAIM Option plan was developed without any disillusions that transforming our government will be a cake walk. The plan, as written, will likely face a series of setbacks due to unforeseen situations or events. To minimize this, several committees will be formed to oversee each referendum phase. These committees will need support and coordination from all departments of the existing government and oversight will be critical to prevent corruption or malice creeping into the effort.
2. Be responsible for maintaining the current programs and systems until the new government system is fully formed. This means that the current programs and policies will remain as is until the people decide what stays, what goes, and what needs to be changed.
3. Create new policies, as needed.
Just as the elected members do now, the difference will be that the opposition will be motivated by the constituency, not by a party, not by an elected members ideology and not by some special interest or level of extremism, regardless of the direction that extremism leans.
4. Administer and oversee the continued operation of the many government departments. Oversight will remain the same until the new shared oversight responsibilities are finalized.
5. Guide the economy for the people and their prosperity.
The Board will work hard to attract the investment in Alberta Corp. As with any successful corporation, the board will approve the Alberta Corp's Chief Investment Manager recommendations for growing our economy.
6. Protection of the people, assets and resources of the province / state.
The mix of municipal, provincial and federal police services that are in place will remain until the people vote during the security referendum.
7. Negotiate fair and equitable trade partnerships with other jurisdictions. The Board will expand the current trade ambassador program to set-up trade offices in each province and countries that Albertans approve to do business with. Doing so will allow Alberta to improve immigration, business opportunities and foster a more positive response from Canadians and international observers should the people decide to separate from the Dominion.