Party leader Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes (right) supports a reduction in oil production, the implementation of a provincial sales tax and is vowing to tackle systemic discrimination in post secondary education.
In a province addicted to oil and where extractivism is a prominent ideology shared by virtually the entire political establishment Green Party leader Chagnon-Greyeyes boldly declared “We stand with the people of Alberta who believe no new expansion of the oil sands should be pursued and who wish to diversify our economy through badly-needed investment in solar, wind, and geo-thermal energy. Our oil dependence is outdated and unnecessary, “says Chagnon-Greyeyes, who is the Green Party of Alberta Nominated Candidate in the riding of Calgary – Varsity.
Since her election as leader in XXXXX Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes has been traveling the province recruiting candidates, meeting volunteers, speaking with media and taking positions.
With virtually no attention given to the environment by their electoral opponents the Alberta Greens are poised to grow in the next election.
The Alberta Greens have their work cut out for them with an incumbent NDP government that has gone out of their way to defend tar sands and pipelines while challenging the BC government and first nations abilities to say no to pipeline projects that are not in their best interests.