29 September 2015
EDMONTON, AB - September 29, 2015 - Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark is urging the Special Select Committee on Ethics and Accountability to realize the full potential of a democratic review in Alberta. Clark proposed a motion to require the committee to travel the province to meet with Albertans and hear their input first-hand. The NDs used their majority on the committee to adjourn debate on the motion.
“I’m disappointed the committee didn’t commit to hold in-person consultations,” said Clark. “This is the most comprehensive review of Alberta’s democratic institutions since Alberta was founded in 1905,” said Clark. “It is important we use every tool at our disposal to hear from Albertans all parts of the province. That includes online consultation, tele-town halls, and having frank face to face discussions with the people for whom this matters most – the Albertans who we are supposed to democratically represent.”
25 September 2015
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I want to start by acknowledging that we are on traditional Treaty 7 territory.
I also want to thank Helen Rice for your tremendous service to the AUMA, to the people of Grande Prairie and to our province. Helen, thank you.
And I also want to recognize incoming president Lisa Holmes. Lisa, I look forward to working with you to advance the objectives of Alberta's urban municipalities for the betterment of all Albertans.
It really is an honour to be here to speak with the AUMA for the first time as leader of the Alberta Party and as an elected MLA. I genuinely believe we reflect the changing landscape in Alberta politics and Alberta communities; we represent an option that focuses on grassroots democracy, good management of public finances, social moderation and most of all, balance. This week I’ve had the chance to meet many of you, and I look forward to getting to know each of you, visiting your communities and building a strong relationship with the AUMA over the coming months and years.
22 September 2015
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Thank you to the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and in particular to Ken Kobly for the invitation to speak with you today.
Who here is an entrepreneur? Okay, that's an easy one. And if you're an entrepreneur you understand what it means to take a risk, to not know if your venture is going to work out but you dive in anyway. And many you have probably experienced failure, dusted yourself off and tried again. And again. Until you succeed. And when you do, you give back to your community with your time, with your staff's time and of course with your money.
This is what small business, and big business, does in Alberta every single day.
I am one of you. I am an entrepreneur who quit my job and took a risk because I saw an unmet need. And because of that our firm created over 50 jobs, and we volunteered in our communities and we donated to charity. That story of Alberta entrepreneurship isn't uncommon. In fact, Alberta consistently ranks as a global leader in entrepreneurship. The Conference Board of Canada reports that nearly one in five working-age Albertans is engaged as early-stage entrepreneurs.
16 September 2015
EDMONTON, AB - September 16, 2015 - The Minister of Education should intervene and direct the Edmonton Catholic School Board to respect the rights of a transgender girl entrusted to the care of the board, says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.
“I was dismayed to see a mother, pleading for the rights of her child, ignored and mistreated by members of the board,” said Clark. “The behaviour of the board is unacceptable. They are entrusted with the wellbeing and education of all children who attend their schools, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality or gender identity.
“Bill 10 is clear, Transgender rights are basic human rights, and I am astonished that they would be violated in the case of a seven year old girl who simply wants to be treated the same as any other child.”
14 September 2015
CALGARY, AB - September 14, 2015 - Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark has issued the following statement on the start of Rosh Hashanah:
L’shanah Tovah! May this New Year be a day of joy, hope, and peace for you and your families.
Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest days of the year in Judaism, marking the first of the High Holy Days. At the start of this New Year, I hope Albertans will take time with their families and loved ones to reflect on the happiness found within your community. As the Holy Act of Teshuva is performed this day, we may all look towards our shortcomings and how best to better ourselves and support the betterment of those around us in the coming year.
Our family enjoyed the first night of Rosh Hashanah last night and look forward to celebrating again tonight.
On behalf of the Alberta Party, I wish you peace, happiness and good health throughout the year.
02 September 2015
CALGARY, AB - September 2, 2015 - More Albertans deserve an opportunity to have their say on Alberta’s climate change strategy, says Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.
“Last night’s consultation in Calgary drew over 400 people and I expect today’s event in Edmonton will be similar,” said Clark. “It’s unfortunate that Albertans from other parts of the province won’t have the same opportunity.”
Clark called on the province to expand the process to include consultations in Fort McMurray, Grade Prairie, Red Deer and Lethbridge, as was apparently the original plan.
“The province issued an RFP earlier this summer for a more large-scale consultation that included these cities,” said Clark. “In addition to hearing from people in these cities it would also give rural Albertans near each centre more opportunity to have their say.