Release - Wildrose/PC Merger Talks Make It “A Bad Day for Democracy"
Posted on December 16, 2014 by Katherine Taylor
Statement from Greg Clark
If the rumours about floor crossings from Wildrose to the PC Party are true it means democracy in our province is under siege.
“It’s a bad day for democracy,” said Alberta Party leader Greg Clark. “Regardless of the outcome of merger talks the PC Party has taken over enough of their policies that Wildrose is effectively dead.”
Clark said this move would mean moderate Albertans are left without a political home.
“Jim Prentice has said all conservatives are welcome in the PC Party. I guess that leaves no room for progressives and moderate Albertans,” said Clark. “Jim Prentice and the PC Party are out of touch with modern Alberta. The Alberta Party is the only centrist party that’s growing and the only party that can one day govern.”
Clark said he feels for the thousands of people who gave their time and money to Wildrose.
“Many well-intentioned Albertans now feel that their hard work, donations and votes in support of the Wildrose Party have been cast aside for the political gain of a few individual politicians,” said Clark.
“Albertans need a government that’s able to save money in the good times to prepare for the bad. A government that puts and the environment ahead of political self-interest, and a government that will enhance democracy by giving Albertans a real, moderate, electable alternative.”
“Albertans don’t just need better opposition, we deserve better government. It’s more vital than ever to bring competition back to politics.”