MEDIA RELEASE: Green Party of Alberta Announces Fifth and Final Candidate for November 4 Leadership Vote

Green Party of Alberta Announces Another Candidate for November Leadership Vote September 19, 2017 Carl Svoboda, president of the Green Party of Alberta, is pleased to announce the latest candidate to enter the GPA’s leadership race.  Brian Deheer of Lac La Biche is contending for the position. As Svoboda says, “With five fine candidates in …

Severe weather isn’t hard to find

Leader Janet Keeping’s letter to the editor of the Calgary Herald, September 14: Re  “Connecting the dots between NDP’s coal phase-out plan and hurricanes”: I was pleased to see Graham Thomson’s column on the connection between the burning of coal for electricity and the severe weather to which climate change is a significant contributor.  Thomson …

NEXT GPA POLICY CONVENTION: Edmonton, Saturday, September 30

GPA policy conventions are stimulating get-togethers.  This one should be no exception.  As always we’ll have a provocative range of issues to consider and debate.  For example, we’ll be bringing a resolution on whether Calgary should bid for the 2026 Olympics back for re-consideration.  We’ll also be debating motions on how and whether provincial law …

Facing Facts: ALBERTA NEEDS A SALES TAX

By Carl Svoboda, President of the Green Party of Alberta, and Critic for Public Finances August 3, 2017 Brian Jean, former leader of the Wildrose Party and candidate for leadership of the new United Conservative Party, proposes cutting government expenditures by $2.6B, while reducing corporate tax by $0.7B, for a net cut of $1.9B. Applied …