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

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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 …

Janet Keeping, Green Party Leader, to run in Calgary-Foothills

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Janet Keeping, Green Party of Alberta pillsarena.com Leader, to run in Calgary-Foothills Susan Stratton, President of the Green Party of Alberta, is pleased to announce that party leader Janet Keeping will be the Greens’ candidate in Calgary-Foothills in the next election. According to Stratton, “Political life in the province is in desperate straits.  Albertans need …

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 …