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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 …

Motions to be considered at May 28th Policy Convention: Energy East, sales tax and much more

Reasons to support the Green Party of Alberta

Policy motions to be considered at May 28, 2016, general meeting of GPA members Note:  For already adopted policy go to http://greenpartyofalberta.ca/policies/ Another note:  If you want to comment on a motion please include the motion number so everyone’s clear on what is under discussion. Policy area: Water resources (watershed health) Motion:  The Green Party …

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 …

Green Party of Alberta’s submission to Legislative Committee studying election laws

Submission to the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee On pressing issues related to the laws and policies governing elections in the province of Alberta Prepared by Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta, leader@greenpartyofalberta.ca Submitted March 3, 2016 Introduction On behalf of the Green Party of Alberta, I am pleased to bring the following …

Do police in Alberta abuse their power vis a vis Aboriginal women and girls? Albertans have urgent need to know

A letter to Premier Notley and Minister Ganley: November 6, 2015 Dear Premier Notley and Minister Ganley, Re:  Need for government action to assess whether police in Alberta abuse their power vis à vis Aboriginal women and girls Recent news from Val d’Or, Quebec, has brought the painful subject of our society’s failure to protect …

Climate Change Advisory Panel needs broad mandate

Terms of Reference for Alberta’s Climate Change Advisory Panel Submission by Green Party of Alberta to the Government of Alberta (Premier Rachel Notley; Minister of Environment, Shannon Phillips; Minister of Energy, Marg McCuaig-Boyd) and Dr. Andrew Leach, Chair of Alberta’s Climate Change Advisory Panel Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta, July 8, 2015 [Note: …