Green Party of Alberta Announces Interim Leader

The Green Party of Alberta is pleased to announce our Interim Leader:   Coral Bliss Taylor Coral has served on the Green Party of Alberta executive since 2015 and was a candidate in the 2015 provincial election. Coral also ran for Calgary’s City Council in the 2017 municipal election, nearly unseating an incumbent with a …

Should Truck Driving Become a Trade?

With the recent tragedy in Saskatchewan, Driver experience and qualifications have come into question. It has been determined that the truck driver was licensed for only one year, and had little time with the company that he was driving for. This brings the question of experience and knowledge. Was the driver, in fact, experienced enough …

Leader’s Resignation

Hello Fellow Members, I have the unfortunate task in delivering the news that Romy Tittel tendered her resignation as Leader of the Green Party of Alberta on March 24th, 2018. The Executive Council will be calling a meeting to discuss this affair further. At this time, we have no comments about plans for electing a …

Response to the NDP’s 2018-2019 Budget

Another year, another massive budget deficit, albeit with a token reduction this year to 8.8 billion dollars. Accompanying the budget, the NDP government has produced a plan to return to balance by 2023, a plan built on a rickety foundation that assumes that the Kinder Morgan pipeline will be built and operate at capacity, that …

Private vs. Public Health Forum – Edmonton

This public forum was hosted by Donna M. Wilson, RN, PhD on March 14, 2018 in Edmonton. Sheryl McCumsey and Janine St. Jean attended this event on behalf of the Green Party of Alberta. Below is Sheryl’s opening and closing statements: The Green Party is strongly in favor of maintaining a publicly funded government operated health …

Electric Vehicle charging and community design.

While doing research regarding how Electric Vehicle Charging stations would be affected by the design of communities, I came to a disparaging conclusion. The Green Party objective of smaller communities is counter to having Electric Vehicles. What? you say.  Let me explain. Our society today encourages the use of the personal automobile. There is often more than …

Thana Boonlert wins Calgary-Mountain View Candidacy

I am very pleased to have Thana Boonlert, one of our Deputy Leaders, be officially nominated as the Alberta Greens’ candidate for the Calgary-Mountain View riding. Thana’s experience as an environmental scientist and engineer-in-training, will be crucial in bringing forward thoughtful and knowledge-based discussions with the constituents. Thana has been actively involved in the community …

Alberta’s Oil and Gas History Told in a Tapestry

The Black Gold Tapestry is breathtaking. The colours are stunning. Most articles start by talking about either the size or the story, and both of those are worth discussing, but it is the beauty of it that grabs the viewer from a distance. Up close the detail of the texture that takes over. The stitching …

Self-driving Vehicles

As technology advances, we face a changing world. One of the aspects that we will face is the advent of vehicles that will operate autonomously.  Road transport is one place that we will see the biggest impact.  Drivers are expensive.  Drivers cost the company between 25 and 30 percent of the gross revenue when wages, …