Green Party in Alberta set to pick new leader
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Green Party in Alberta set to pick new leader

The Alberta Green Party will pick a new leader this fall.

In a Wednesday news release, party president Carl Svoboda announced the launch of a leadership race to pick a successor to Calgary lawyer Janet Keeping.

The deadline for applications to run is Sept. 10 and party members will elect the new leader in November.

"Several people have already said they intend to run for the leadership. We anticipate a lively leadership race," the party said in its statement.

Keeping has been party leader since 2012 and led the party in the last provincial election in 2015, where the party ran 24 candidates and won 0.5 per cent of the popular vote.

Svoboda said in the release that it is an exciting time for the Greens.

“The future of this province is on the line. If we continue to embrace oil and gas as our economic mainstay, we will be following a sunset industry into stagnation and decline. It is time to turn toward a green economy and green ways of life, and we need to elect Greens to the Legislature in 2019 to expedite this transition.” 

source : Calgary SUN
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