Platform 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL BILL OF RIGHTS

The GPA calls for the adoption of an Environmental Bill of Rights (EBoR) for the province of Alberta. Because laws can be passed more quickly than constitutions amended, the GPA would enact an EBoR first as a statute, and then move for it to be added to the provincial constitution.

The EBoR would legally enshrine the right of Albertans to a “healthy and ecologically balanced environment” and would impose a duty on the government of Alberta to protect the environment under its jurisdiction for the benefit of both present and future generations.

GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME

The GPA supports implementing a Guaranteed Annual Income. Implementing this program would eliminate many of the current bureaucratic,interventions that now exist, their ineffectiveness only exceeded by the humiliation they perpetuate. The current income tax system can administer this program without any additional bureaucracy. The GPA would supplement the Guaranteed Annual Income where needed.

SUSPENSION OF OILSANDS DEVELOPMENT

The GPA would Suspend the Development of additional oil sands projects until the impacts of existing and approved projects on the environment, infrastructure and society were assessed and an overall development policy was created.

RAPID TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

The GPA recognizes climate change as a serious threat to humanity globally. We also recognize Alberta’s ethical obligation to contribute to the solution of climate change and support an orderly transition from dependence on fossil fuel exploitation to reliance on the full range of renewable energy sources available in the province, including wind, solar power and geo-thermal.