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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: …

Back-tracking now shows they haven’t a clue: Green Party Leader Slams Government for Wanting to Put Energy Leases for Mountain Caribou Habitat up for Sale

Janet Keeping, leader of the Green Party of Alberta, today condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the provincial government’s plan to put energy leases on 21,000 hectares of northwestern Alberta up for sale because these lands provide essential habitat to the Redrock-Prairie Creek mountain caribou herd.  Yesterday the government announced it was delaying the sale …

Diagnosis – desperate: The state of Alberta’s democracy

State of the cialisforsalecanada.com Province – 2015 Diagnosis – desperate:  The state of Alberta’s democracy By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta The future is green, but Alberta is further than ever from green. After 44 years of one-party rule Alberta has a government wedded to old-style industries that are way past their best-by …

Cooperate or die: New horror movie, or prediction about outcome of next provincial election?

By GPA Leader Janet Keeping Opposition in the Legislature was dramatically reduced in December when nine more Wildrose MLAs defected to the PC party, including the then leader, Danielle Smith.  With this extraordinarily cynical move, Albertans were left with a much weakened opposition in the Legislature and a significantly more fragile democracy. The radical weakening …

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 …