The past couple of days have been quite the whirlwind. I've never seen a spike in interest in The Alberta Party quite like this before. We're selling memberships, donations are up and I've received more messages than I can count.
Interestingly, the split is pretty much even between past Wildrose and PC supporters (many in both camps feel betrayed), with a healthy dose of support from people who have never been involved in politics before.
Here's a great example of one of the comments:
"I just read The Alberta Party policies page...and I became a member of a political party for the first time in my life. Their vision is right on target with how I feel and what I hope we can achieve. I'm feeling slightly giddy. Is that normal?"
If you want to be part of the Alberta Party movement you can join us here:
A lot of people voted PC in the last election to block the "lake of fire" social conservatives in Wildrose. And now this.
It tells me that the anti-LGBTQ Bill 10 wasn't a one-off mistake and that the Conservatives under Jim Prentice are going to pursue a hard right-wing agenda. Prentice said today that any conservative is welcome in his party. Based on the Wildrose defections and Bill 10 it seems progressive, moderate Albertans are not.
The Alberta Party believes that government should save money in the good times to balance in the bad.
We believe the province needs to take real action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in our province and look at environmental issues not as challenges to be overcome, but opportunities to diversify our economy by solving 21st Century problems.
We believe our healthcare system needs to focus on patients, seniors, and those needing mental health support. We believe in ensuring proper palliative care so Albertans can die with dignity.
We believe in the right of LGBTQ students to meet in a safe place without fear.
We believe our education system should prepare students to compete in a changing world by teaching critical thinking and modern-day problem solving skills.
We believe post-secondary education is the key to a bright future for Alberta students, whether they want to pursue a trade or an arts degree.
We believe that arts and culture adds to the vibrancy of our province and is one of the many things that makes Alberta such a great place to live.
These are only a few of the things the Alberta Party believes in. You can learn more here.