Joy of joys! Alberta court rules that discriminating against environmental NGOs is illegal, stresses that government should facilitate public participation

By Janet Keeping, Leader of the Green Party of Alberta Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) sets out a decision making process for review of oilsands and other projects which includes the filing of “Statements of Concern.”  But the environmental review process doesn’t always work the way it should.  On October 1, the Alberta …

Green Party of Alberta Policy

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The bigger picture: not just damage mitigation but flood minimization also needed

By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta           I have enormous sympathy for those many Albertans who have suffered from the recent flooding and continuing heavy rains.  I appreciate too the exemplary efforts of emergency workers, government officials, clean-up crews and the thousands of volunteers in dozens of communities who have done so much …