Read highlights from our platform below:
We are a collection of everyday Albertans who come from all walks of life. We are teachers and students,
farmers and ranchers, first responders and healthcare workers, small business owners and managers, filmmakers and artists, and more.
We are united in our struggle to leave behind a liveable planet for our children, our grandchildren, and all living beings. We strive to be good ancestors, responsible land stewards, and generous community members.
We must move past our turbulent economy based on fossil fuels to create sustainable and secure job opportunities for Albertans.
The Green Party of Alberta would introduce guaranteed job programs to wipe out unemployment, tackle climate change and address environmental degradation.
If you are willing and able to work, there should always be a job for you. The government has the means to create jobs where they are needed when the private sector cannot, even guarantee employment for those who lose their job and cannot find another one.
Strong public healthcare, education, emergency, transportation and social services are the backbone of a healthy and thriving society.
The Green Party of Alberta would not only defend our public services but also strengthen them to provide all Albertans with the services they need.
Close gaps in our public system by covering mental healthcare, physiotherapy, prescription drugs, dentistry, vision, and other essential medical care.
Albertans across the political spectrum understand that our public healthcare system, while imperfect, is stronger than private systems. The evidence is clear that public systems deliver better outcomes while saving money and resources. Yet our system remains partially private. Albertans or their employers continue to buy medical insurance and make out-of-pocket payments for various essential medical treatments. Many Albertans forego necessary care because they are uninsured and can’t afford it. The Green Party would introduce comprehensive public healthcare by covering mental healthcare, physiotherapy, prescription drugs, dentistry, vision, and other essential medical care under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan.
We don’t need to tell you that glasses aren’t optional, teeth aren’t optional, and mental health is not optional so let’s include all these things and more under our public system. This change would make our system more equitable for women, minorities, Indigenous people and those with low incomes, who are especially likely to fall through the cracks, while improving overall public health and conserving resources and funds spent on emergency and acute care.
Alberta is an immensely wealthy province, but the majority of Albertans are not receiving their fair share.
The Green Party of Alberta is committed to eliminating poverty and strengthening our economy by holding profiteers accountable and providing unconditional financial support for all Albertans, including students, families, seniors, and small business owners.
Resource exploitation and the climate crisis is putting the health and wealth of all Albertans, especially those belonging to marginalized communities, at risk.
The Green Party of Alberta will ensure that corporate polluters are required to pay for the damage they cause to human life and our natural environment. We will also create and enforce a framework for a fair energy transition that prioritizes workers and Indigenous communities, in accordance with the guidelines set out in the IPCC Synthesis Report.
The cost of housing has skyrocketed in recent years. As a result, thousands of Albertans are forced to live on the streets, while many more are one missed paycheck or unexpected expense away from homelessness. The Green Party of Alberta will ensure that all Albertans have a place to call home.
Proportional representation will create a more representative, diverse, and accountable government that reflects the will of Albertans. The Green Party is committed to making this change. We promise to work with other parties to build a stronger democracy.
The current majoritarian first-past-the-post electoral system encourages the ugly and divisive partisan politics we see today. This colonial system prevents politicians from working collaboratively in the Legislature, to the detriment of all Albertans.
Students are the future of our province, and investing in them means investing in Alberta’s economy. Due to gross underfunding and inefficiencies in K-12 and post-secondary education, our students are not reaching their full potential.
The Green Party of Alberta will tear down barriers and ensure a strong economy for many generations to come by improving the public education system and providing tuition-free post-secondary education.
A strong and efficient transportation system is necessary to connect the urban and rural population of our province. Public transit is also a climate solution.
The wealth of Alberta belongs to all Albertans, not a select few. Corporations and the rich must pay their fair share in taxes and royalties. The Green Party of Alberta would make them, opening the door to paying down environmental liabilities, boosting employment, and filling the coffers of the Heritage Fund, not to mention reining in the high cost of living.
Mismanagement of public funds is preventing the government from serving Albertans effectively and hampering the prospects of Alberta. We would take back control of our resources to realize a modern vision of Peter Lougheed.
Agriculture is an important industry in Alberta, contributing significantly to the economy, providing jobs and creating food security. However, the province is facing a challenge of losing its next generation of farmers, as many young people are leaving rural areas in search of better opportunities elsewhere.