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Media Release

Alberta Party MLA Guidelines

April 10, 2012

EDMONTON - The Alberta Party has a firm commitment to openness, transparency, democracy and innovation in the way our party conducts its business. With other parties starting to discuss their ideas for the behaviour of MLAs it is worth reminding everyone that the Alberta Party released guidelines for the behaviour of Alberta Party MLAs in November 2010.

Highlights from our guidelines include:

  • Alberta Party MLAs will conduct themselves in a professional manner. This includes treating all other members of the legislature with politeness and respect.
  • Alberta Party MLAs will be free to vote their conscience on all votes except 1) an Alberta Party budget or 2) a bill that was a published part of the Alberta Party’s platform.
  • Alberta Party MLAs will post their voting record and reasons for voting on their websites.

“The role of an MLA is not to represent the party to their constituents; it is to represent their constituents to the party and the legislature.” Says Alberta Party Leader Glenn Taylor.

Read the Alberta Party’s guidelines for MLAs here: http://www.albertaparty.ca/mla_guidelines


For further information please contact:

Meagan Wade, Media Relations
(403) 596-1446

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