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Everything you wanted to know about Constituency Associations, and were afraid to ask: A Workshop held during the 2016 AGM

Reasons to support the Green Party of Alberta

As part of the AGM on October 1, there was a workshop on Constituency Associations organized and facilitated by Susan Stratton and Dick Willott, both members of the Executive Council.  Here is Susan’s and DIck’s report on the workshop: We [Susan and Dick] opened by updating the group on the current status of Green CAs …

Alberta remains a petro-state under the NDs: extorting pipeline approvals for cooperation on climate change is ludicrous

Greens respond to Alberta's climate plan

By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta The Canadian federal government recently announced it would impose a carbon reduction scheme on any province that does not take steps on its own to price carbon effectively.  The goal is to ensure that Canada meets its commitments under the international agreement signed in Paris last year …

Cynical strategy to stifle competing voices: Alberta NDs propose refunding campaign expenses of candidates earning at least 10% of the vote

By Janet Keeping Alberta’s ND government proposes to partially rebate campaign expenses but only where candidates earn at least 10% of the vote.  Such a move would be unfair to smaller parties struggling to build support and constitute an undemocratic abuse of political power. The proposal to rebate expenses only for candidates receiving at least …

NIMBY-ism shouldn’t be allowed to curtail access to housing – provincial legislation needed

By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta Having decent, appropriate and affordable housing is critical to a healthy successful life.  Decent means no cockroaches or fire hazards, for example;  appropriate means located near necessary services (schools, daycare, parks and the like) and affordable is self-explanatory.  This is true everywhere in the world but especially …

Electoral reform: nowhere more needed than in Alberta

By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta June 22, 2016 Electoral reform is all about improving democracy in Canada by having our Legislatures and Parliament more accurately reflect voters’ preferences.  Instead of winner-take-all in each constituency (often referred to as first-past-the-post, FPTP), we need a system more consistent with the central idea of democracy …

Ontario set to “slash” GHG emissions: Alberta has to up its game to avoid losing out on jobs and investment

By Janet Keeping, leader of the Green Party of Alberta Leaked Cabinet documents show Ontario poised to take aggressive measures to get off carbon.  The Ontario government plans a host of measures ranging from ending the use of natural gas to heat homes to converting provincial vehicles to electric power.  There could be changes to the …

Busting some myths around Energy East

long trench with sections of pipe laid out beside it

It’s time we stopped pinning our hopes on a doomed industry and sought sustainable alternatives By Thana Boonlert, Green Party of Alberta candidate in recent Calgary-Greenway by-election One of the arguments often made in favour of the Energy East pipeline is that we should be supplying eastern Canadians with Canadian oil as a substitution for …