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 …

Choice between rail or pipelines a false argument

By Janet Keeping, Leader of the Green Party of Alberta The facts are widely known: early Saturday morning October 19, 13 CN train cars de-railed near Gainford, a small Alberta settlement west of Edmonton. The cars carrying propane caught fire and there was at least one explosion. Both the CN line and Route 16 – …

Public funding for private schools should end

By Janet Keeping Private schools in Alberta receive 70% of the per-pupil grant given to public schools in the province.  The Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) recently called for the end of this public funding to private schools.  This is a very good idea. The ASBA makes a financial case for reallocating the money currently …