Thana Boonlert wins Calgary-Mountain View Candidacy

I am very pleased to have Thana Boonlert, one of our Deputy Leaders, be officially nominated as the Alberta Greens’ candidate for the Calgary-Mountain View riding. Thana’s experience as an environmental scientist and engineer-in-training, will be crucial in bringing forward thoughtful and knowledge-based discussions with the constituents. Thana has been actively involved in the community …

Alberta’s Oil and Gas History Told in a Tapestry

The Black Gold Tapestry is breathtaking. The colours are stunning. Most articles start by talking about either the size or the story, and both of those are worth discussing, but it is the beauty of it that grabs the viewer from a distance. Up close the detail of the texture that takes over. The stitching …

Self-driving Vehicles

As technology advances, we face a changing world. One of the aspects that we will face is the advent of vehicles that will operate autonomously.  Road transport is one place that we will see the biggest impact.  Drivers are expensive.  Drivers cost the company between 25 and 30 percent of the gross revenue when wages, …

How Canada measures up in the Doughnut

The University of Leeds has put together a visual reference for how well each country is fairing using the Doughnut Economics model. This website has been designed to let you compare the environmental and social performance of nations relative to a “safe and just” development space. The purpose is to foster a public discussion about …

Oil Transport needs a new method

This past week the BC government announced a limit to the amount of diluent allowed in the pipelines transporting Alberta’s heavy oil to the west coast. This has put additional strain on the already fragile Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. With financing in jeopardy and additional regulatory hurdles, this project faces the very real …

Transition to Green Industries

Answering the question “What is the Green Parties transition plan to move Alberta towards being more Green from an industry stand point? ” from a concerned Albertan. To answer your question, in summary, there are many steps that we would take in transitioning our energy industry to a cleaner one. The first would be to stop …

Let’s Talk Mental Health Care

Today is Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk initiative. Removing the stigma attached to mental health issues is the first step but many more steps need to be taken for these issues to be successfully treated. The Green Party of Alberta has put into policy the following actions towards providing the best mental health services for our citizens; …