Grassroots Alberta Citizens Initiative
The purpose of Grassroots Alberta Citizens Initiative/Centre for the Alberta Taxpayer is to promote the responsible and efficient use of tax dollars and to carry out an educational role with respect to wealth creation and responsible public policy.
Grassroots Alberta Citizens Initiative/Centre for the Alberta Taxpayer are registered trade names and a project of the Grassroots Alberta Landowners Association, an Alberta non-profit organization.
Climate Change Alarmism
Whether any of us likes it or not, issues that will significantly affect our lives in the coming days are taxation, government debt, and climate change.
In terms of fiscal policy—taxation and government debt—the Centre for the Alberta Taxpayer is a project that we have been working on behind the scenes for some time. Yet it was this spring that the name was registered and the project has been set in motion. The first publication we have done on taxpayer issues is now available upon request. (Use the request link on the above navigation bar.)
That climate change is real is beyond dispute. The real debate then is over what does or doesn't cause climate change, and what is the evidence? Rachel Notley suggests that it is completely caused by carbon dioxide. She even says CO2 is pollution, which causes many scientists to respond with incredulity. In our publications, many of the most prominent academics on the planet say Premier Notley is wrong, and carefully explain why.
Additionally, one of the original founders of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, explains how the environmental movement has stopped being about the environment, and instead, has morphed into a radical political force committed to gaining control over private wealth and vast chunks of the economy.
These publications by Grassroots Alberta clearly spell things out that at times you'd might swear you can hear them ticking, like a watch.
The publications are free, although we do suggest a donation of $10 per book or $20 for three books. (It's the only way as a non-profit that we can attempt to recover the printing and mailing costs.)
We want to honour the men and women who pioneered our province and nation, and remind ourselves that apart from self-reliance and productive labour, there can be no freedom, no growth, and no development. These things are carried out by individuals who recognize opportunity and then act upon that which they see.
To obtain your own copy (copies) of
Are You Responsible for Climate Change
click on the "Memberships | Donations" link in the navigation bar above.
The publication is free, but has a has a suggested donation of $10 per book or $20 for three books.
In the past year alone, Grassroots Alberta has reached millions of people through social media, particularly Facebook. We've had single weeks during the past year where we've reached (on the basis of the Facebook counter) in excess of three million people. And we've done it all without advertising.
Reaching over a million per week is not common, but it does happen, depending on the issues we address. Reaching many hundreds of thousands per week is not unusual.
The top issues we address on Facebook, and that drive traffic to our page, include climate change myths and everything it implies; the provincial government's shift to subsidized renewal energy; closure of the province's coal plants; and the Notley government's carbon tax.
We post original material as well as commentary from other sources and online media. We also post a fair amount of material about the history of Alberta and the history of ranching and farming. We realize that such things are not our primary function, but like many others we have an affection for this material and at the same time it brings an enormous amount of traffic to the site.
You can visit the Grassroots Alberta Facebook page by searching for @GrassrootsCitizens on Facebook, or by clicking the icon.
Information, Training, & Education
An essential element of the mandate we have at Grassroots Alberta is simply information. Our first publication, Are You Responsible for Climate Change, was the start. Additional publications will address issues such as wealth creation, responsible government, and the impact of unnecessary regulation and excessive taxes.