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Why a March Membership Drive?

By Susan Stratton, President Our members are the help cure beating heart of the Green Party of Alberta. We choose this party because we rank the health of our planet, our society, and our democracy above being Number One in power, polling or near-future election results. Still, we want and need to make our voices …

Reduced opposition threatens the well-being of Albertans

Opposition in the Legislature has been suddenly reduced by defection of nine more Wildrose MLAs to the PC party.  Included in this group – amazingly online – is the up-until-earlier-today leader of Wildrose, Danielle Smith.  With opposition in the Legislature significantly diminished, the interests of ordinary Albertans are endangered and democracy in the province is …

Choice between rail or pipelines a false argument

By Janet Keeping, Leader of the Green Party of Alberta The facts are widely known: early Saturday morning October 19, 13 CN train cars de-railed near Gainford, a small Alberta settlement west of Edmonton. The cars carrying propane caught fire and there was at least one explosion. Both the CN line and Route 16 – …

Public funding for private schools should end

By Janet Keeping Private schools in Alberta receive 70% of the per-pupil grant given to public schools in the province.  The Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) recently called for the end of this public funding to private schools.  This is a very good idea. The ASBA makes a financial case for reallocating the money currently …