New Carbon Tax Ineffectual and Preferential

Media Release

October 31, 2019

NEW CARBON TAX BOTH INEFFECTUAL AND PREFERENTIAL, SAY GREENS

EDMONTON – Calling the carbon tax scheme introduced by the UCP flawed and favouring the province’s highest emitters, the Green Party of Alberta has indicated its opposition.

“What this plan does is let the largest polluters virtually dictate the terms of their relationship with the carbon tax. This is another example of elected officials avoiding the Climate Emergency,” says Will Carnegie, Interim Leader of the Green Party of Alberta.

Emissions targets in Alberta for 2024 are actually five megatonnes less under the newly announced plan than those underwhelming goals put in place by the NDP. Alberta emitted 273 megatonnes as recently as 2017. “We believe these targets, similar to the ones enacted by the previous government, are woefully low and put this and future generations at risk,” says Carnegie.Continue reading “New Carbon Tax Ineffectual and Preferential”

Trickle Down Economics In UCP Budget

Media Release

October 29, 2019

ALBERTA GREENS DECRY TRICKLE-DOWN

ECONOMICS INHERENT IN UCP BUDGET

EDMONTON – The recent budget brought forth by the UCP government has the Green Party of Alberta rejecting both its premise and details.

Will Carnegie, Interim Leader of the GPA, says “This is a budget that is a return to the so-called trickle-down theory of economics that has been thoroughly disproven in North America for more than three and a half decades. The slash and burn style of governance puts us on a road to nowhere and in fact generates economic instability and hardship. Contrary to it being promoted as a ‘jobs budget,’ it is a jobs killing budget.”Continue reading “Trickle Down Economics In UCP Budget”

GPA: Diminished Water Flows A Concern

Media Release

October 24, 2019

DIMINISHED WATER FLOWS FROM THE

ATHBASCA RIVER A CONCERN, SAY GREENS

EDMONTON – A new report released by Parks Canada underscores the overall seriousness of deterioration of water flows of the Athabasca River, say this province’s Green Party.

Green Party of Alberta Interim Leader, Will Carnegie, says the report’s findings, which point to a diminishment of the Wood Buffalo National Park, a World Heritage Site, are indicative of decades of environmental mismanagement. “The situation is the culmination of many contributing factors. Oilsands development, pulp mills, municipal wastewater plants and of course, Climate Change, have damaged the Athabasca River. This latest report confirms what has been known for a long time, that as a society we have mismanaged this precious resource.”Continue reading “GPA: Diminished Water Flows A Concern”

Alberta Greens Applaud GPC Gains

Media Release

October 22, 2019

ALBERTA GREENS APPLAUD ELECTORAL

GAINS BY GREEN PARTY OF CANADA

EDMONTON – Electoral gains by the Green Party of Canada signal an encouraging shift in voter preference say the Green Party of Alberta.

The Green Party vote was 6.5% in the 43rd Canadian federal general election, up 3.1% from the 3.4% received in 2015. The Greens also increased their parliamentary caucus from two to three. In Alberta, the federal Greens achieved 2.8% of the popular vote, a modest increase of .3% from the previous electoral cycle.Continue reading “Alberta Greens Applaud GPC Gains”

War Room Further Degrades Democracy

Media Release

October 15, 2019

WAR ROOM MOVE “FURTHER DEGRADES DEMOCRACY,” SAY GREENS 

EDMONTON – The decision by the UCP government to incorporate its anti-environmentalist war room to avoid public disclosure of its activities is deeply concerning, say the Green Party of Alberta.

GPA Interim Leader, Will Carnegie, says the move is specially designed so that the war room, officially known as the Canadian Energy Centre, can “avoid transparency and democratic accountability. This is simply unacceptable in an open society. Albertans expect accountability from their government and this move has begun to erode the fundamental principals of an open government. Such a step further degrades democracy in our province.”Continue reading “War Room Further Degrades Democracy”

GPA Expresses Gratitude to Climate Activists

Media Release

October 10, 2019

GREEN PARTY OF ALBERTA EXPRESSES GRATITUDE TO CLIMATE ACTIVISTS

EDMONTON – Climate activists in Alberta have received a boost from the province’s Green Party. With the planet in the midst of a full-on Climate Emergency, the Greens say they are thankful for the efforts of Albertans to bring awareness and urgency to the situation.

Will Carnegie, Interim Leader of the Green Party of Alberta, says that a disturbing lack of political action is propelling responses from Climate activists. “Both the UCP government and the opposition NDP have disgraced themselves by appearing to be in the hip pocket of Big Oil at a time when the planet is burning. Those who step forward to challenge this sad state of affairs in a peaceful, non-violent way deserve our respect, admiration, and support.”Continue reading “GPA Expresses Gratitude to Climate Activists”

Name Change Is Enabling UCP Ideology

Media Release

October 8, 2019

TAKING ‘PUBLIC’ AWAY FROM SCHOOL BOARDS

ENABLES UCP IDEOLOGY, SAYS GREENS 

EDMONTON – Ordering eight school divisions in Alberta to abandon the word ‘public’ in their legal title has more to do with imposing one’s ideology than helping to deliver education, according to the Green Party of Alberta.

Interim Leader Will Carnegie says the move to eradicate the word from discourse demonstrates an intentional contempt for public institutions. “Schools should be inclusive places where our children learn about community and diversity. By arbitrarily ordering school boards to drop the word public from their name, this government has revealed its commitment to breaking down our public institutions,” says Carnegie.Continue reading “Name Change Is Enabling UCP Ideology”

Greens Are The Greenest

Media Release

October 3, 2019

GREENS ARE THE GREENEST, SAY GREENS

EDMONTON – The Green Party of Alberta is recommending that Alberta residents cast their ballots in the 43rd Canadian general election for the Green Party of Canada.

“October 21st is a prime opportunity for us to turn the channel on divisive politics that has led to a Climate Emergency, a 19th century voting system, and vast social and economic disparity,” says Will Carnegie, Interim Leader of the Green Party of Alberta.Continue reading “Greens Are The Greenest”

Carnegie To Focus On Building GPA

Media Release

September 30, 2019

CARNEGIE TO FOCUS ON BUILDING GREEN PARTY OF

ALBERTA’S ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

EDMONTON – Will Carnegie begins his tenure as Interim Leader of the Green Party of Alberta today and says he will focus on building the party’s infrastructure.

Carnegie, who is also the Green Party’s Candidate of Record in Calgary-East, indicated his intentions are to bolster the membership and resources of the party. “We have the most pertinent and dynamic policies and core values that fully reflect the world we’re living in. We invite more Albertans to participate and position the party for electoral breakthroughs in 2023,” says Carnegie.Continue reading “Carnegie To Focus On Building GPA”