NIMBY-ism shouldn’t be allowed to curtail access to housing – provincial legislation needed

By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta Having decent, appropriate and affordable housing is critical to a healthy successful life.  Decent means no cockroaches or fire hazards, for example;  appropriate means located near necessary services (schools, daycare, parks and the like) and affordable is self-explanatory.  This is true everywhere in the world but especially …

Green Party of Alberta to launch new Constituency Association in Edmonton-Mill Creek

EDMONTON – This province’s Green Party is about to launch a new constituency association in the Edmonton area. More specifically, the group will be situated in the riding of Edmonton-Mill Creek, a seat currently held by New Democrat Denise Woollard in the provincial legislature. The initial meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 …

Electoral reform: nowhere more needed than in Alberta

By Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta June 22, 2016 Electoral reform is all about improving democracy in Canada by having our Legislatures and Parliament more accurately reflect voters’ preferences.  Instead of winner-take-all in each constituency (often referred to as first-past-the-post, FPTP), we need a system more consistent with the central idea of democracy …

Ontario set to “slash” GHG emissions: Alberta has to up its game to avoid losing out on jobs and investment

By Janet Keeping, leader of the Green Party of Alberta Leaked Cabinet documents show Ontario poised to take aggressive measures to get off carbon.  The Ontario government plans a host of measures ranging from ending the use of natural gas to heat homes to converting provincial vehicles to electric power.  There could be changes to the …

Busting some myths around Energy East

long trench with sections of pipe laid out beside it

It’s time we stopped pinning our hopes on a doomed industry and sought sustainable alternatives By Thana Boonlert, Green Party of Alberta candidate in recent Calgary-Greenway by-election One of the arguments often made in favour of the Energy East pipeline is that we should be supplying eastern Canadians with Canadian oil as a substitution for …

Green Party of Alberta’s submission to Legislative Committee studying election laws

Submission to the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee On pressing issues related to the laws and policies governing elections in the province of Alberta Prepared by Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta, leader@greenpartyofalberta.ca Submitted March 3, 2016 Introduction On behalf of the Green Party of Alberta, I am pleased to bring the following …