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Kenney's UCP government's hashtag is #OpenForSummer

The Wildrose Independence Party believes Alberta must remain #OpenForever

Strong and free.



Wildrose believes in individual freedom.

Individuals who wish to stay home or mask up are free to do so.

Others who choose to live their lives as normal must be respected.

Here is a 15 minute interview that I just did with Brian Lovig of the Right Edition.

If you're a freedom fighter or Alberta patriot, you should check it out, and see what the Wildrose Independence Party is planning. 👇

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New Restrictions – May 4th 2021

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My Vision

For Alberta to become a Sovereign Constitutional Democracy that recognizes the Supremacy of God and the rule of law with individual freedoms and rights protected. A shining beacon to the world as the safest, healthiest and most prosperous country in which to live, work and to raise a family.


As Leader of the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta I will fight for Alberta Sovereignty

As a sovereign free nation, Alberta will enjoy unprecedented prosperity and freedom. Until we become government I will fight to: 


  • Stop the unconstitutional lockdowns
  • Unlock our oil and gas industry to its full potential
  • Protect seniors with an Alberta Pension Plan
  • Establish an Alberta Police Force
  • Hold our elected officials to account by creating effective recall legislation


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About Paul


Paul’s Cub Uniform

Early Years

Paul was born in Edmonton, AB in June of 1959 and soon moved to Calgary where he grew up in the neighbourhood of Haysboro. From a young age gymnastics, scouting and farming played a major role in shaping his life.

Paul’s Haddon Road Elementary principle, Mr. George, convinced his parents that this boy full of energy and bored with school needed to do gymnastics. Paul excelled and in a few years went on to compete in the provincials where he finished in the top 6 all-around.

Paul entered the scouting program at age 8 and loved all the challenge badges where he was always eager to try new things. The old Scout Promise, “On my honour, I promise to do my best, to love and serve God, my Queen, my country and my fellowman, and to live by the Scout Law” and the Scout Law,  “A Scout is: Helpful and Trustworthy, Kind and cheerful, Considerate and clean, Wise in the wise of his resources” continues to be a guide in his life.

Farming has always been a part of Paul’s life. From the early spring seeding to the fall harvest, the family travelled south to the family’s mixed farm for the weekends where they raised cattle, sheep, chickens, kept a milk cow and riding horses.

Paul has always had a love for animals and continues to enjoy the odd horseback trip. In 1972, Paul’s father Nolan, retired from banking and the family moved to the farm.

Influential Books


Paul’s father instilled in him the importance to work hard and to do your best. His father always said, “If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing right.” He also stressed the importance of good character, to always deal fairly with your fellow man and to be self-reliant. Paul’s father stressed the importance of continuing education and had Paul take mechanics, construction, electrical, welding, animal husbandry, pen checking, drywalling, artificial insemination, embryo transplanting and irrigation courses to name a few.

Another guiding influence was his grandfather, the Honourable E. W. (Ted) Hinman who served as Alberta’s Provincial Treasurer (Finance Minister) for Ernest C. Manning. He would have Paul read political books such as Frederic Bastiat’s “Selected Essays on Political Economy” and “The Law” along with Elbert Bowden’s, “Economics: The Science of Common Sense.”

“From an early age, good governance and sound economics, not politics and political favours was taught to me by my father and grandfather,” says Hinman.  “The lessons I learned through their words, example and the books they introduced me to ignited a thirst for knowledge, a solid understanding of economics and the importance of good governing, not good politics.”

Paul’s first experience of having a reporter (Rick Mercer) put words in his mouth at the 2005 Conservative Convention

Political Life Begins

At the ripe old age of 14, Paul’s grandfather had Paul drive them to the Alberta Social Credit Party’s annual AGM’s. Paul served as the youth representative on the provincial board and eventually became VP of Policy for the party.

Provincially, Paul was present for the founding meeting of the Alberta Alliance and served as vice-president of policy until he was elected as MLA in 2004.

Federally, Paul was involved early on with Preston Manning and the Reform Party and its evolution to today’s Conservative Party of Canada. Paul fondly remembers the enthusiasm and excitement of the 2005 Montréal Conservative Convention.

“From an early age, good governance and sound economics, not politics and political favours was taught to me by my father and grandfather,” says Hinman.  “The lessons I learned through their words, example and the books they introduced me to ignited a thirst for knowledge, a solid understanding of economics and the importance of good governing, not good politics.”

Paul at the Alberta Legislature

MLA Cardston-Taber-Warner

Hinman was elected to his first term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing the constituency of Cardston-Taber-Warner in the 2004 provincial election on November 22, 2004.

His win was historic as he became the first person elected under a fourth party banner, the Alberta Alliance, in the Alberta Legislature.

The new leader of the Alberta Alliance, Paul Hinman (2005)

Party Leadership

In November 2005, Hinman became the leader of the Alberta Alliance. During that time, the political environment in Alberta was changing. On January 19, 2008 Hinman led the merger of the Alliance and the upstart Wildrose. A few weeks later, on February 2, 2008, Stelmach surprised the province with an early and strategic election call. Hinman received accolades during the campaign for his performance in the televised leaders debate. However, he failed to retain his seat.

A year later, in a move he felt would help the party, Hinman stepped down as leader of the Wildrose.

Calgary-Glenmore by-election

Life in politics wasn’t over for Hinman. In May 2009, Calgary-Glenmore MLA Ron Stevens announced his resignation to accept a position as a judge and Hinman, a current residence of the riding, was convinced by Danielle Smith to run in the ensuing by-election. Once again Hinman won a surprising victory and became the first Wildrose MLA in the Alberta Legislature. He not only served the people of Calgary-Glenmore but Albertans across the province as they reached out to his office for help.  

In the spring election of 2012, Paul lost his seat but was asked to be a personal advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition, Danielle Smith, later that year.

Paul and wife Joni hiking in Waterton

Life After Politics

In December 2014, Paul decided it was time to take a break from politics.

During his break Paul enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, hiking, camping, travelling, reading, and continually learning new things. Paul was never far from politics as he also spent time working behind the scenes in trying to advance the cause of freedom in Alberta.

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