Public funding for private schools should end

By Janet Keeping Private schools in Alberta receive 70% of the per-pupil grant given to public schools in the province.  The Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) recently called for the end of this public funding to private schools.  This is a very good idea. The ASBA makes a financial case for reallocating the money currently …

Choice between rail or pipelines a false argument

By Janet Keeping, Leader of the Green Party of Alberta The facts are widely known: early Saturday morning October 19, 13 CN train cars de-railed near Gainford, a small Alberta settlement west of Edmonton. The cars carrying propane caught fire and there was at least one explosion. Both the CN line and Route 16 – …

Joy of joys! Alberta court rules that discriminating against environmental NGOs is illegal, stresses that government should facilitate public participation

By Janet Keeping, Leader of the Green Party of Alberta Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) sets out a decision making process for review of oilsands and other projects which includes the filing of “Statements of Concern.”  But the environmental review process doesn’t always work the way it should.  On October 1, the Alberta …

Green Party of Alberta Policy

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