06 January 2012
By Michael Walters
Candidate- Edmonton Rutherford and Former Alberta Party Provincial Organizer
These were the first words out of my mouth when I received the email from my friend Gerard MacLellan.
The email contained a link to the website www.renewalberta.ca which described an effort to start a new political party. It was the kind of party I had been longing for - balanced, moderate, based on imagination and common interest.
30 December 2011
I’m sure that we all remember Premier Redford’s promise to call a public inquiry into the allegations of physician intimidation and queue jumping. We waited two months for her to fulfill that promise. And on Nov 21, 2011 she did—sort of. She tabled Bill 24, the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act. Unfortunately Bill 24 just doesn’t cut it.
28 December 2011
Alberta’s health system has been the most hotly politicized government department in our provincial government for the past decade. With today’s resignation of AHS Chair Ken Hughes and rumours of his seeking the PC nomination in Calgary West this trend continues.
06 December 2011
After a debate that featured strong multi-party support, Private Member's Bill 205 has passed 2nd Reading in the Alberta Legislature. Drafted by Dave Taylor, Alberta Party MLA for Calgary-Currie, Bill 205 will amend the Municipal Government Act (MGA) so that municipalities can more effectively deal with significantly stalled, suspended or delayed developments.
05 December 2011
The following letter was sent today to the editors of the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal in follow up to an article about the Alberta Party printed in today's editions of both newspapers.
In Keith Geiren’s article on December 5th, he asked the question “What happened to the Alberta Party?”. We thought your readers might be interested in the answer.
29 November 2011
After a furious three minutes of debate squeezed in before 5pm on November 28, 2011, Bill 205 - the Municipal Government (Delayed Developments) Amendment Act, 2011 now sits in a period of stasis. Unless more time is scheduled before the house rises, on January 1, 2012, Bill 205 will die on the Order Papers.