Severe weather isn’t hard to find

Leader Janet Keeping’s letter to the editor of the Calgary Herald, September 14: Re  “Connecting the dots between NDP’s coal phase-out plan and hurricanes”: I was pleased to see Graham Thomson’s column on the connection between the burning of coal for electricity and the severe weather to which climate change is a significant contributor.  Thomson …

NEXT GPA POLICY CONVENTION: Edmonton, Saturday, September 30

GPA policy conventions are stimulating get-togethers.  This one should be no exception.  As always we’ll have a provocative range of issues to consider and debate.  For example, we’ll be bringing a resolution on whether Calgary should bid for the 2026 Olympics back for re-consideration.  We’ll also be debating motions on how and whether provincial law …

Facing Facts: ALBERTA NEEDS A SALES TAX

By Carl Svoboda, President of the Green Party of Alberta, and Critic for Public Finances August 3, 2017 Brian Jean, former leader of the Wildrose Party and candidate for leadership of the new United Conservative Party, proposes cutting government expenditures by $2.6B, while reducing corporate tax by $0.7B, for a net cut of $1.9B. Applied …

Canada 150: Thoughts on July 1, 2017

Canada 150:  Thoughts on July 1, 2017 Janet Keeping, Leader, Green Party of Alberta Reflecting on Canada 150, this is what hits me hardest:  I am exceedingly grateful to live in Canada.  Most people in the world live in countries governed by brute force and tyranny, by discriminatory and arbitrary dictatorial regimes.  Even some of …