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Election 2015: Media release #6: Greens encourage Albertans to demand Proportional Representation: Seats in the Legislature should reflect the popular vote

Green Party of Alberta caption superimposed on scene of Rocky Mountains

Albertans enjoy the priceless gift of democracy:  we are governed by people we choose through elections.  But the truth is that our electoral system is unfair and adoption of proportional representation would cure a big problem. Albertans indeed all Canadians are very fortunate in that we are guaranteed the equal benefit and protection of the …

Election 2015: Media Release # 4: Marking Earth Day, Alberta Greens call for adoption of Environmental Bill of Rights

On Earth Day 2015, Green Party of Alberta Leader, Janet Keeping, calls for adoption of an Environmental Bill of Rights for Alberta.  According to Keeping, “An Environmental Bill of Rights for Albertans is long, long overdue.  Alberta’s ecosystems and wildlife habitat have been nickle-and-dimed nearly to death. It’s time Albertans had stronger legal tools to …

Election 2015: Media release # 2 — Publicly supported Job Creation is Good but only in Green Sectors of the Economy

Provincial Greens want to see the provincial government support job creation but not just any job.  Greens support creation of jobs that move Alberta away from its current heavy dependency on hydrocarbons. According to Green Party of Alberta leader Janet Keeping “Public money should only be spent to further the public interest and ever more …

Election 2015: Media release # 1 — Environmental regulation by the Alberta government: at best – lame, at worst – fake. Both from the planning and regulatory points of view, the PC government has failed to protect the environment that Albertans treasure

There is no aspect of environmental protection at which the Alberta government has not failed.  Both in terms of planning and regulation, the PCs have shirked their responsibilities as stewards of the priceless ecosystems that sustain health and life. Poor environmental planning Consider the disappointing the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan released in 2014.  There are …

Measured against Green principles, the Alberta budget comes up short

Greens base their approach to politics on basic principles, such as sustainability, social justice, ecological wisdom, respect for diversity and sincere democracy.  Measured against tenets such as these, the 2015 Alberta budget is both unfair and unimaginative.  And because it was introduced in a manipulative way, the whole process feels unsavoury, even undemocratic. Sustainability To …