Message from the Alberta Party President
Posted on September 24, 2012 by Richard Einarson
At our September 22nd annual general meeting in Calgary it was clear that for many, the appetite for a fresher take on Alberta politics was not satisfied by the April 23rd election. Over 120 people came out to talk about the future of the Alberta Party, and to have a say in how we move forward.
In keeping with our desire for more transparency in public life, we released the results of an internal survey about our future. The results showed that just over 67% of respondents want to remain as a political party in order to provide electors with a strong, viable choice in Alberta politics. The other one-third was split between those believing we have already achieved our goal of changing the political conversation and those who believe we would have more influence by becoming a political think tank.
Of those who want to remain a political party, there was a slight majority who do not favour merging with another political party. However, it was absolutely unanimous that the Alberta Party continue to be open and collaborative with all political players and with all Albertans about the future of this amazing province.
As the newly elected president of the board of directors, I take that as a mandate to extend our voice into conversations with a variety of people in order to see how the Alberta Party can best serve the people of Alberta.
Ever mindful of the integrity of those involved with me in the Alberta Party, I feel great responsibility to adhere to the values of openness and authenticity.
Whatever we do… down whatever roads we travel, I promise not only Alberta Party members, but all Albertans, this party will remain respectful of all points of view, and of the experiences of all Albertans.
I urge you to visit this website regularly. The Alberta Party will continue its work to re-engage Albertans in a conversation about the province we want to build.
President, Alberta Party