Why It’s Important
With Alberta’s super wealth, we should have the best public services in the world. We can have a diverse sustainable economy, job stability, and well-funded services and infrastructure. But after 44 years of Conservative government, look what’s happened to the ‘Alberta Advantage.’ We can do better!
What are the issues?
Healthcare Privatization = More Expensive & Less Accessible Services
Royalties… Are We Being Cheated?
Deregulated Utilities = Consumers Being Gouged
Social Programs Diminishing
Seniors Deserve Better
Environmental Regulations with No Teeth
Vote splitting. It really hurts.
In the last three elections, the combined progressive vote in many constituencies won by the Tories exceeded the Tory vote. The progressive vote would no doubt have been larger in many seats if many voters did not believe that voting was pointless because the Tories were guaranteed to win the election. Few Alberta voters can remember a provincial election which the Tories did not win. Strategic votes prevent vote-splitting among good candidates and we can still support our favourite parties in other constituencies by volunteering and donating. As reporter Don Braid of the Calgary Herald says, “Tories are chuckling… Vote-splitting on the centre-left has kept them in office for nearly 44 years!”