A new bill introduced in the Alaska Legislature aims to encourage liberty-minded Canadians to consider moving to Alaska and become American citizens.

Introduced Feb. 22 by Representatives David Eastman and Christopher Kurka, both Republicans from Wasilla, House Bill 377 is titled the “Canadian Refugees are Welcome in Alaska Act.” It states that Alaska’s Department of Commerce “shall establish and implement appropriate educational and outreach activities” for Canadian citizens, Canadians with refugee status under federal law, and Canadians that have been granted asylum under federal law.

This outreach must include information on the beauty of Alaska, the benefits and rights associated with Alaska residency and U.S. citizenship, and the process for applying for American citizenship. It also requires the state to inform Canadians about tax policies, gun ownership for personal protection, and the status of any statewide mandates related to Covid.

“As Alaskans we’re proud of the natural beauty of our state,” Rep. Eastman said in a short video introducing his bill. “More importantly, we’re proud of the freedoms and the rights that we have as Americans and as Alaskans. We want to encourage those who value freedom to come to Alaska.”

The bill’s introduction comes as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doubling down on his highly controversial use of Canada’s Emergencies Act to punish participants and supporters of the recent Freedom Convoy, a movement that started with truckers opposing federal Covid shot mandates for all drivers crossing the U.S./Canada border.

Under Trudeau’s leadership the Canadian government has arrested peaceful protesters and forced private towing companies to remove protester trucks parked in Ottawa. Without any court order, the government has also frozen bank accounts of both protesters and their financial supporters.

Canadian civil rights groups are now pursuing legal challenges against what many believe are unprecedented abuses of the nation’s Emergencies Act.

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House bill invites freedom-loving Canadians to move north to Alaska

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Crys Whipple says:

    Good. I pray Alaska remains a last bastion of freedom far into the future.

  • Akdale says:

    Lets stay focused on Alaska gents. We have plenty of issues of our own. PFD. Constitutional convention, govt overreach, did i say pfd? Bill Walker and subsequently our legislature stole it, contines to steal it.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    What now we have open borders on the north. What about the southern borders. Canada Won’t let you travel/drive through there country. As to get to the lower 48 unless you have the vaccine shot More Madness.
    Ok will trade for the trucker minded people and all the anti oil, Anchorage assembly and Juneau people go to Canada, fair trade keep Alaska red

    • Opus says:

      “Ok will trade for the trucker minded people and all the anti oil, Anchorage assembly and Juneau people go to Canada,”
      HAHAHAHA! Great idea!

  • Banana Republic of Alaska says:

    How about a bill that would make illegal to make laws against the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and arrest those who breaks the law

  • AKElsa says:

    Good. We need more freedom minded people here in AK.

  • Terry Tiree says:

    THIS is what passes for representing Alaskans? What a transparent political waste of time.

  • Jeff says:

    Ummm, we are free?
    We have our own vaccine mandates.
    Won’t even start on all the other stuff.

  • Natural Alaskan says:

    Eastman, you are wrong. We don’t need another government program to spend money. Just focus on representing Alaskans. Add it to Pick Click and Give, and see how many Alaskans want to spend their PFD on this.

  • Freedom says:

    Maybe we can do an even trade? A thousand freedom loving Canadians for Don Young and Lisa Murkowski? Ok, how about a sour jug of milk and a screen door for a submarine? All equally worthless.