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Northern Gateway: If Albertans refuse to let the rate of bitumen production increase, this project can die the natural death it deserves

By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta Northern Gateway has been proposed as one of several pipelines that would ship bitumen from northern Alberta to a wider range of markets.  As is well known Northern Gateway raises several very worrisome issues and is rejected by many people, including several Aboriginal groups, across BC and …

Government should not fund anti-gay school: school that teaches gays will be punished in “lake of fire” receives $ 7 million

It has recently come to light that the Alberta government viagraoverthecounter biz is giving $ 7 million to a private school which is openly anti-gay.  Where can homophobia do more harm than in schools which have great influence over the shaping of young minds?  Since governments are bound by law not to discriminate against gays, …

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 …