Uniting Alberta’s scattered political centre

The Alberta Party could offer an alternative for the majority of voters who identify as progressives, but it will take a clarity of vision

Uniting Alberta’s scattered political centreAlberta politics just got a little more interesting. The Alberta Party, a centre-of-the-road progressive group, held its annual convention in Red Deer last weekend. The party has been around for more than 30 years, but for the first time it’s drawing significant attention. The convention drew an impressive 400 or so people, including former Progressive…

Upstart party could turn Alberta politics on its head

The Alberta Party hopes to slip into the great divide between the polarized left and right with big-tent policies free of the old PC baggage

Upstart party could turn Alberta politics on its headAlberta voters are about 18 months away from their scheduled shot at choosing the province’s next government, but there’s already more of a political buzz in the province than a beehive in May. The good people of this maverick province are itching to show the nation whether their first-ever flirtation with the soft-left socialism of…