I am a former member of the Liberal and Green parties; but left both parties when they rejected my idea of controlling the oil industry to an environmentally sustainable level of production. The Liberal convention adjusted their convention format to include only issues that were not already on the agenda to prevent it from being discussed in break out sessions where it could have been discussed. They thought they were going to win and felt this was too controversial just before the election (which turned out to be over a year away). I joined the Green party.
It was put on the agenda of the Green party but near the bottom and was not going dealt with. I was about to leave during the lunch break but the secretary (a major contributor told me to stay). I did and it became the first issue discussed after the lunch break. It was approved by the Green by a 2/3 vote which meant accepted. It was the only item passed on first reading. When the election came it was ignored as “ policy but not program” by the leader George Reed when I was not present. Neither the Liberals nor Greens were successful in the following elections and have not recovered until Notley became premier for one term.
I would like to talk or meet with you about uniting the Green, Liberal, and NDP parties into a new party (i.e. CORE??) for the next election, without actually eliminating the parties. Their current members could vote for their candidates. CORE candidates would be current Green, Liberal, and NDP members or their party replacements. Other sitting members i.e., UCP or independent, would be challenged by a CORE candidate from the party who placed second for that constituency in the previous election.
I hope you will contact me so I can discuss this with you. My address is 109 Bell St, Red Deer, T4R 1L6 ph 1-587-272-3583 Yours truly, Bob Carver