Here is a link to an interesting article in FFWD out of Calgary that will give you a sense of the recent history and amazing growth of the Alberta Party. The Alberta Party is doing everything at once. They have set up constituency organizations (44 in five months). They are gathering membership, over 1300 in five months. They are setting policy ideas in place on a citizen engagement model. Add to that the leadership search to find the right blend of practical political experience but with a leadership style that is inclusive and community based that will keep the shared sense of the purpose of the Alberta Party progressing.
This fledging revived and renewed political party morphed out of the desire of a group of progressive thinking Albertan who gathered in a citizen's movement called Reboot Alberta. People who wanted to start a new political party found each other at Reboot Alberta and the Alberta Party was born.
One of those progressive thinking Albertans at Reboot Alberta was Glenn Taylor, the three time Mayor of Hinton. He has now stepped up to run for the leadership of the Alberta Party and I am delighted to be working with him on achieving that goal. I encourage you to learn more about Glenn Taylor and see what a breadth and depth of elected political experience he has. He also has a realistic world view from a rich and diverse set of practical life experiences too. I believe he has much to offer to Alberta through the Alberta Party goal of doing politics differently.
You can also keep in touch with Glenn on Twitter @glenntalyr and on Facebook by searching GlennTaylorAlberta. Check out those opportunities to engage with and get to know Glenn too.
I hope you have also come to realize that we need a new political culture in Alberta. We need a government that reflects our true selves and not the mistaken myths and condescending caricatures that are imposed on Alberta these days.
We can change all that through a young vibrant enthusiastic political movement that is caring, compassionate and ready to take responsibility for more open, transparent, honest and accountable governance. This is all now emerging and getting ready to offer a serious viable progressive political alternative in the next election. It is called the Alberta Party. Join us and be the change you want to see in and for Alberta.