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Chapters and contents

INTRODUCTION

Ch .1 A HISTORY OF THE WESTERN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT IN ALBERTA—MY STORY pg. 7

 

Ch. 2 THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN pg. 18
1. Born this way
2. Cooking the books
3. Paper tigers and rubber stamps
4. Some are more equal than others
5. The French advantage
6. Young and old
7. Economically defenseless

 

Ch. 3 A HISTORY OF ALIENATION pg. 38
1. Pioneers and partisans
2. Stakeholders and saboteurs

 

Ch. 4 THE ALBERTA AGENDA AND OTHER INDEPENDENCE DEFERRAL EFFORTS pg. 54
1. The Alberta Agenda
2. Policing the provinces
3. Where the taxman lives
4. Pension fair play
5. The health of a nation
6. Red-herring politics

 

Ch. 5 THE REFERENDUM pg. 70

 

Ch. 6 PATIENCE IS INDEED A VIRTUE pg. 79
1. Divide and conquer
2. Foundation for the win
3. Walking the talk

 

Ch. 7 AMBASSADORS FOR INDEPENDENCE pg. 88
1. Breaking up is hard to do. Or is it?
2. Social Media
3. Taking on the legacy media
4. Kid gloves and savoir faire
5. Immigration is an asset, not a liability
6. Party tricks and playbooks
7. Suicidal politics - Extremists 
8. Don’t sweat the small stuff
9. Talk it up
10. Take a break

 

Ch. 8 HOW TO COUNTER COMMON ARGUMENTS AGAINST INDEPENDENCE pg. 127
1. Don’t push it
2. Landlocked is not hamstrung
3. The UN: does it matter?

4. Free movement and mobility

5. A question of numbers

6. Drawing the lines of governance

7. In defence of the nation

8. To honour the fallen

9. New nations and first nations

10. SOS

11. Economic mojo

12. A question of debt

13. Show me the money

14. Culture and identity

15. Same shit, different day

Ch. 9 POLITICAL PARTIES AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THEM pg. 161

1. One-trick pony

2. Delegate the cause

3. Don’t spectate—activate and participate

4. So, where to begin?

5. I bought a membership. Now what?

6. Nuts and bolts

7. People power

8. Policy—the life and death of a party

9. The political machine

Ch. 10 LET’S LEARN FROM QUEBEC pg. 195

Ch. 11 WHAT WILL INDEPENDENCE LOOK LIKE? pg. 201

1. Ode to the Swiss

2. Deconstruction and refederation

3. Notes from the borderline

CONCLUSION

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