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, …

How Canada measures up in the Doughnut

The University of Leeds has put together a visual reference for how well each country is fairing using the Doughnut Economics model. This website has been designed to let you compare the environmental and social performance of nations relative to a “safe and just” development space. The purpose is to foster a public discussion about …

Oil Transport needs a new method

This past week the BC government announced a limit to the amount of diluent allowed in the pipelines transporting Alberta’s heavy oil to the west coast. This has put additional strain on the already fragile Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. With financing in jeopardy and additional regulatory hurdles, this project faces the very real …

Transition to Green Industries

Answering the question “What is the Green Parties transition plan to move Alberta towards being more Green from an industry stand point? ” from a concerned Albertan. To answer your question, in summary, there are many steps that we would take in transitioning our energy industry to a cleaner one. The first would be to stop …

Let’s Talk Mental Health Care

Today is Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk initiative. Removing the stigma attached to mental health issues is the first step but many more steps need to be taken for these issues to be successfully treated. The Green Party of Alberta has put into policy the following actions towards providing the best mental health services for our citizens; …

Wealth, Food Security and the Doughnut Economy

In a week that included the Women’s March, the Davos conference, the issue of feeding our current and future population and the news that “It’s Boom times for Billionaires” I feel the need to connect the dots. This week a report from Oxfam was published that stated; “…82 percent of the global wealth produced last …