There is going to be some interesting actions in Alberta’s political culture. We are seeing non-partisan progressive citizens start to dust off their apathy.
We are seeing green shoots of engagement by youth, young professionals and women coming to realize the consequences to Alberta of the rise in the social conservative Unite the Right movement.
“We are the centre, we are the meeting place, we are a big tent party, but our big tent has solid walls. There are certain values that will not be represented in the Alberta Party and that’s primarily social Conservative values. If you want to roll back women’s reproductive rights, if you want to roll back gay rights or LGBTQ rights for kids in schools, then those values are not going to be represented in the Alberta Party. You’re entitled to believe that, you’re entitled to believe that somewhere else.”
How do you feel about the only political options for Albertans being a Left or Right alternative? Research shows that about two-thirds of Alberta identify as “Progressives”. The current alternatives do not resonate with those dominant progressive values. We need a viable centrist progressive political option.
We need a viable centrist progressive political option in Alberta. Is there a future for Progressives in Alberta? It will not happen by accident. It will take effort, focus, and funds to make it happen.