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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Green Party of Alberta de-registered
The Green Party of Alberta has been de-registered as a provincial political party by Elections Alberta:
The Acting Chief Electoral Officer of Alberta has cancelled the registration of the Green Party of Alberta/Alberta Greens in accordance with Sections 10 (1) and 10 (3) of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act. Although the cancellation is effective on July 16, 2009, the party has 30 days to request a review of the cancellation.
The party requested the cancellation of its registration in accordance with Section 10 (1) of the Act. Audited financial statements for the 2008 calendar year have not been filed, as prescribed by Section 42 of the Act.
The Alberta Greens have information posted on their website at http://www.albertagreens.ca/.
Elections Alberta is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly that provides non-political administration of the electoral process.
The party, however, makes it sound as though this is part of a plan to restructure itself. "De-registration of the party is an administrative opportunity to re-organize and rebuild the party into a viable political organization. The importance and mainstream acceptance of the Green Party's values and principles are on the rise, and the Green Party's many supporters can now look forward to a fresh start," reads a statement on the party's website.
While it remains to be seen if and when we will see another Green Party in Alberta, at least for the time being, we have one less communist party to worry about.
BYE BYE Watermelons!
Posted by: The original JC | 2009-07-15 4:11:58 PM
So long, traitors to Alberta. Move back to Toronto where you and your kind belong!
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-07-15 4:19:44 PM
Green tomatoes fried
play on words... remember the movie..?
Posted by: GeronL | 2009-07-15 4:40:11 PM
I remember the movie, GeronL. Very funny.
Great post, Jesse. I understand the Green Party faced a lot of infighting in Alberta.
Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-07-15 8:49:37 PM
Take the HRC with you please. :)
Posted by: Eddie B | 2009-07-15 10:07:41 PM
I wasn't paying a lot of attention, but didn't the Alberta Greens actually attempt to build a fairly sensible platform? Maybe they just weren't crazy enough for diehard green supporters.
Posted by: dp | 2009-07-15 10:19:52 PM
You can't be sensible with a green platform it requires people to defy logic and stop doing what they like to do. Which why usually the green parties require such massive government over site because with out force and persuasive tax savings to bend the will of the free market no one will do what the green party asks them to do. How ever our greens were the most sensible of the bunch if one was forced to rank them.
Posted by: Calgary Libertarian | 2009-07-15 11:20:42 PM
The only useful purpose they serve is to split up the left wing voters allowing slightly less damaging parties to be elected. They would be good entertainment if there weren't so many ill-informed, otherwise intellegent people that take their hysteria seriously. That's sad. The other sad thing about them is that they outnumber the Libertarians (federally) a hundred to one.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2009-07-16 10:56:56 AM
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