Party of Alberta
|Former federal party|
|Ideology||Populism, Alberta protectionism|
The Party of Alberta was a Canadian federal political party that was formed in November 2006 and based in Calgary, Alberta. It was actively campaigning towards being registered as a political party with Elections Canada. Its slogan was "...a better deal for Albertans."
On its website were listed the party's four main principles:
To promote Alberta's interests,
To give Albertans a strong voice in Ottawa,
To protect Albertans' prosperity, and
To ensure Alberta's opportunities for future generations.
Although it may sound like an Alberta separatist party, it was stated on its website that it operated under a philosophy of "separation if necessary, but not necessarily separation."
It also stated that the party contains people from across the political spectrum but hold, as part of its principles things like smaller government, small bureaucracy and tax relief, that would place them towards the right of centre on the political spectrum.
A Party of Alberta organizer was quoted in the media on issues such as Senate reform, the proposed changes to income trust taxation and the recognition of the Québécois as a 'nation'. He stated that the position of the Conservatives on each issue showed a growing distance between the interests of Albertans and that party. At the time, the Conservatives held all 28 seats in Alberta.
In January 2008, the Party of Alberta appeared to be inactive and had put its registration campaign on hold. As it was never registered with Elections Canada, no candidates could be run under the party's banner in the 2008 federal election.
As of December 2008, the blog and website for the party were both inaccessible, indicating dissolution of the effort to organize the party.
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