Calgary-Glenmore candidate resigns
May 04, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Terry Lo Resigns As Alberta Party Candidate in Calgary Glenmore
Calgary, AB - May 4, 2015 - Terry Lo issued his resignation as Alberta Party candidate for Calgary-Glenmore today.
"Dear Mr. Clark and Ms. Cochrane
I am tendering my resignation, immediately, as candidate for the Alberta Party in the riding of Calgary-Glenmore for the Provincial Election on May 5, 2015. Although no harm was intended nor any desire to offend any ethnic or religious group existed, I apologize for any embarrassment a joke I unwittingly posted may have caused the Alberta Party and its leader. It did not reflect my own nor the Alberta Party’s values regarding intolerance.
Those who know me personally are fully aware that I have virtually no patience for intolerance of any sort whatsoever. It even led me to resign from the local executive of the Wildrose Party. I have fought bitterly to support rights for all, especially so in the arena LBGTQ rights. In that area I was most vocal, including in the national media.
It was in this spirit for social justice that I joined the Alberta Party after an invitation from leader Greg Clark. He believed that their views on inclusiveness were matched by mine. And it was in the hopes of offering Albertans a new direction that I embarked on this election campaign to serve Calgary and the people of Calgary-Glenmore, with support of my campaign manager, Joel Schulz, who is a well known activist against intolerance and a member of the Jewish community.
However, due an error in my own judgment, my action will only serve only as a distraction from the issue at hand, namely providing a real and sustainable future for Albertans.
As such, I feel it most appropriate that the Alberta Party accept my resignation as their candidate to prevent any detriment my actions may possibly have on their success. I remain,
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For further information please contact:
Robbie Kreger-Smith, Communications Chair