No matter the place or time on the globe, the economy will always find its way into being a topic of debate.
In Alberta this is especially true as we have always been looked upon as a leader of a strong economy in the developed world. One of the most important features of any leader is to be dynamic. However, the solutions Alberta has presented to combat economic issues has proven to be stale, basic, and ineffective in our past regime and even our current government.
The fault is not exclusively to either of the last two parties that have governed Canada, but rather their one dimensional approach to economics. Conventional political parties seem to think that it is appropriate to choose an economic system based political allegiance, rather than to construct a new, geographically oriented solution to where they govern.
For example, raising the minimum wage, being considered more of a left wing political strategy, isn't the solution to Alberta's income inequality. Especially in our culture of contract work and small businesses. Although the goal of $15 is sure to help income inequality temporarily, it is not a long range solution, as raising the minimum wage by such an arbitrary amount cant compete with the rising costs of living..
Another example, like public infrastructure, doesn't seem to be accounted whatsoever in right wing political mantra's either. The embarrassing lack of infrastructure in Alberta, anywhere from pubic transportation to art, is already known around Canada and will continue to negatively impact Alberta until something is done.
These examples are only two in a sea of shortcomings with exclusively using either right or left wing economic systems. The Green Party of Alberta has seen this for a while now, and better yet, have brought forward solutions through presenting ideas like Guaranteed Annual Incomes or Carbon Taxes.
Perhaps one of the reasons our membership is so diverse is because of how we demonstrate ourselves as versatile when it comes to economics. As long as their intentions are true and they seek the benefit of Alberta, both the socialists and capitalist will find policy to stand by in the Green Party of Alberta.
Under my leadership, The Green Party of Alberta will continue to refuse to be obliged to try to force other economic systems into Alberta. Instead our Party will be driven to construct an economic system by Albertan's and for Albertan's.
Vote Marco Reid for Leader of the Green Party of Alberta.