March 27, 2019
EDMONTON – Former broadcaster, journalist, publisher, and political organizer, Chris Alders, will be on the ballot for the Green Party of Alberta in the 2019 provincial general election in the riding of Edmonton – City Centre.
Alders is excited about the opportunity to make a difference. “We as a community and a province have many pressing issues and challenges that need addressing. I invite all to join myself and the Greens so that we can shape realities that meet our shared aspirations. Elections are an opportunity for people to decide what direction we wish to head to from a public policy prospective. I look forward to listening to people as their prospective MLA and reflecting their needs on the floor of the Legislature.”
The Green Party campaign in Edmonton – City Centre will focus on key issues that have been identified by residents of the community. Chief among them are meaningful action on the Climate Change emergency, the establishment of a Universal Basic Income, making the transition to an economy that is based on clean, green energy, bringing about food security, and reducing (with a goal of eliminating) tuition for post-secondary students in Alberta.
Alders says is in fully in accord with those concerns and supports concrete action. “The issues we are bringing forth are central to repositioning of community and province on a 21st century footing. We can not defer coming to grips with Climate Change for another generation. We must tackle poverty through a Universal Basic Income. We need to train oilsands workers for geo-thermal, solar and wind energy jobs. It is imperative that we take steps to further develop urban agriculture to increase food security. And, we must cease saddling our young people with over-arching debt as they start their adult lives.
The Green Party campaign is people-powered. Canadians have elected nine Green Party MLAs to provincial legislatures.
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For more information, please contact:
Green Party of Alberta Candidate for Edmonton – City Centre