A Green Perspective on Debt

The Green principles of social justice and sustainability bear on public finance policy. Accordingly, it is the policy of the Green Party of Alberta to avoid incurring debt that would limit the ability of future generations of Albertans to meet their needs. We understand that, in the course of normal economic cycles, there will be …

Remembering Ron Ayotte

December 12, 1953 – November 15, 2017 Ron’s published obituary reports that he passed away unexpectedly while taking a yoga teacher training course in Mexico and that he leaves behind a broken-hearted family including his wife Laura, their children and grandchildren, two brothers and a sister. What may resonate most with his Green Party of …

Introducing the new Deputy Leaders

I would like to announce my selection of Deputy Leaders; Thana Boonlert and Brian Deheer. Thana Boonlert is no stranger to politics in Alberta. He was the GPA candidate in the 2016 By-Election in Calgary-Greenway and the GPC candidate in the 2015 General Election in Calgary Centre. He was also the Poverty and Homelessness critic …

The Many Faces of Methane

Methane takes a place in our lives in many different ways. We may call it natural gas, or CH4, or the clean bridge fuel to a low-carbon economy. Methane burns much cleaner than coal, releasing virtually no airborne toxins. By weight, it also has a higher energy content than coal or oil and can be …

Calgary-Lougheed By-election Candidate Announcement

The Green Party of Alberta has selected Romy Tittel to be their candidate for the Calgary-Lougheed by-election to be held December 14th, 2017. Romy is looking forward to Helping Albertans get Ahead by championing “Intellectual Extraction” versus resource extraction. Our young, dynamic province can and should be at the forefront of the new technologies in environmental remediation, renewable energy and …

Election Funding

“I must say I don’t really dig the term democratic renewal as we do not live in a democracy now as per the Latin definition- rule by masses. But I can’t think of a better term at this time.” James Kohut

Winter Driving in Alberta

Firstly, I would like to address a concern that has recently been discussed in the media regarding the mandatory use of winter rated tires in the Province. Alberta is a Province where winter arrives in late October. This brings variable road conditions that the various jurisdictions attempt to ameliorate through the use of a variety …

Should Calgary make a bid for the 2026 Olympics?

Dear Mayor Nenshi and City Councillors, The Green Party of Alberta notes that whether to proceed with a bid for the 2026 Olympics is once again on Calgary City Council’s agenda.  In this context, I want to bring to your attention a motion recently adopted by Green Party of Alberta members which states our view …

Chlorpyrifos: Why Edmontonians Should be Concerned About its Use

Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxin that inhibits proper nerve functioning. It is used to kill insects by paralysing the insect’s essential muscles like those used for breathing. Of course it doesn’t just impact insects as many health studies have proven. The chemical is linked to severe birth defects, brain damage, developmental delays and behavioural problems in …

Announcing the new Shadow Cabinet members

It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce the new members of my Shadow Cabinet; Sandy Aberdeen, Larry Ashmore, Pat Cuthbert, James Friesen, Roger Gagne, Sheryl McCumsey, Janet Keeping, James Kohut, Carl Svoboda, Catriona Wright and Ryan Zedic This group  brings a depth of experience and knowledge that is outstanding! Check out their …