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Calgary-Lougheed By-election Media Coverage

With the current dynamic political environment, the Calgary-Lougheed by-election is garnering a lot of media attention and I thought it would be handy for the voters to be able to access these all in one place.   Metro News report on the candidate forum. National Post news report on candidate forum. Calgary Herald news report …

A Green Perspective on Debt

The Green principles of social justice and sustainability bear on public finance policy. Accordingly, it is the policy of the Green Party of Alberta to avoid incurring debt that would limit the ability of future generations of Albertans to meet their needs. We understand that, in the course of normal economic cycles, there will be …

Remembering Ron Ayotte

December 12, 1953 – November 15, 2017 Ron’s published obituary reports that he passed away unexpectedly while taking a yoga teacher training course in Mexico and that he leaves behind a broken-hearted family including his wife Laura, their children and grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. What may resonate most with his Green Party of …

Introducing the new Deputy Leaders

I would like to announce my selection of Deputy Leaders; Thana Boonlert and Brian Deheer. Thana Boonlert is no stranger to politics in Alberta. He was the GPA candidate in the 2016 By-Election in Calgary-Greenway and the GPC candidate in the 2015 General Election in Calgary Centre. He was also the Poverty and Homelessness critic …

Election Funding

“I must say I don’t really dig the term democratic renewal as we do not live in a democracy now as per the Latin definition- rule by masses. But I can’t think of a better term at this time.” James Kohut

Should Calgary make a bid for the 2026 Olympics?

Dear Mayor Nenshi and City Councillors, The Green Party of Alberta notes that whether to proceed with a bid for the 2026 Olympics is once again on Calgary City Council’s agenda.  In this context, I want to bring to your attention a motion recently adopted by Green Party of Alberta members which states our view …

Chlorpyrifos: Why Edmontonians Should be Concerned About its Use

Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxin that inhibits proper nerve functioning. It is used to kill insects by paralysing the insect’s essential muscles like those used for breathing. Of course it doesn’t just impact insects as many health studies have proven. The chemical is linked to severe birth defects, brain damage, developmental delays and behavioural problems in …

Announcing the new Shadow Cabinet members

It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce the new members of my Shadow Cabinet; Sandy Aberdeen, Larry Ashmore, Pat Cuthbert, James Friesen, Roger Gagne, Sheryl McCumsey, Janet Keeping, James Kohut, Carl Svoboda, Catriona Wright and Ryan Zedic This group  brings a depth of experience and knowledge that is outstanding! Check out their …