Party Statement on Olympic Plebiscite Result

November 14, 2018 (Edmonton) – The Alberta Party wants to thank Calgarians for taking the time to participate in an important democratic exercise in voting on whether or not to proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. 

Stephen Mandel Statement on Passing of Amended Bill 21

November 8, 2018 (Edmonton) – "I’d like to congratulate Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson on setting the lead for the government today amending Bill 21 to prevent health professionals who are guilty of sexual assault from regaining their licenses, and also for passing an amendment to have tribunals composed of members who are trained with trauma-informed practices ” said Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel.

MLA Karen McPherson on Alberta Primetime November 2018

MLA Karen McPherson, who will be representing Calgary-Beddington in the upcoming election, speaks to Alberta Primetime on November 7th, 2018 about the recent developments in the Legislature.

"My biggest concern was about my constituents, and how able I was to be able to represent them. I fond now its much easier to articulate what their concerns are and to get answers and information about what they need."

"We all understand the need for party discipline but that needs to be balanced with giving MLAs the opportunity to express their concerns."

When asked about her move to join the Alberta Party Caucus, "It's been a very good move. I've been able to be a lot more outspoken about what is important to constituents and people in general. And ask important questions."

Week in Review

We welcomed another incredible candidate to #teamalbertaparty last week — Angela Kokott. She will be carrying the Alberta Party banner in Calgary-Mountain View

Angela is a household name in Calgary. The married mother of two is a respected radio and television broadcaster, most recently working at News Talk 770. She is also a long-time Calgary-Mountain View resident and community league volunteer who cares deeply about her community and province. 

To learn more about Angela and her race in Calgary-Mountain View, please click here:

Youtube: “Angela Kokott announces her candidacy on 770 CHQR”
Calgary Herald Article “Kokott’s appearance make’s it a bit more interesting” 
Danielle Smith “A really well known, well respected candidate”

Angela and her campaign team are hosting a "Meet the Candidate" event on November 15 in Calgary. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

In other news:
Our caucus remains busy in the Legislature holding the NDP government to account on a number of issues. Calgary MLA Greg Clark raised important questions last week about the government’s failure to meet their own dementia care standards.  A society should always be judged on how they treat their most vulnerable. It’s unacceptable that the NDP government is failing on this file. We will continue to shine the spotlight on this important issue until action is taken. 

Our nominated candidates are holding a number of free Candidate' events this coming week, including in Calgary-Foothills, Calgary-Acadia and Edmonton-Castle Downs. Come out and learn more about the Alberta Party and how you can help the Alberta Party candidate in your area win in 2019.

Government Refusing to Learn From Mistakes

The government has not taken the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of their previous election financing laws with the introduction of Bill 23, according to the Alberta Party Caucus. MLA Karen McPherson, Municipal Affairs critic, gave the following remarks laying out some of the problems with this ill-conceived piece of legislation.

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