Ashley MacDonald (he/him) was born in Alberta and raised all over Canada. Ashley attended Red Deer College studying Political Science and History. A former Oil Sands worker who left the industry in 2015, Ashley currently works with Red Deer's vulnerable population as a Mental Health Worker. Ashley has years of experience working alongside people living with addictions and mental health concerns from his time in Victoria, B.C. working as an Outreach Worker with the city’s unhoused population where he has seen far too many people die from the opioid crisis and feels it is time we take sensible and evidence-based approaches to countering this epidemic. Ashley sees the Green Party of Alberta's platform as a welcome counter to the UCP's abstinence-based policies.
Ashley envisions an Alberta where everyone’s voice counts and not just on election day. An Alberta designed around the principles of Ecological wisdom, social justice, Participatory democracy, Non-violence, Sustainability, and Respect for diversity.
We need an Alberta that serves its people and not its corporate elite. We need an Alberta with leaders that listen to our voices and our needs and not those of the lobbyists and blockaders. That is why Ashley is running for office with the Green Party of Alberta.