Greg Clark, leader of the Alberta Party, will be in Grande Prairie next month to talk centrist politics in the province.
Clark will meet with City Council and the local Chamber of Commerce while he’s in Grande Prairie
The political landscape in Alberta is shifting once again with the Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose Party joining forces to create the United Conservative Party.
Clark believes there is genuine interest in centrist politics throughout Alberta, including the Peace Region.
“We’ve got a right-wing that says only they can deal with the economy, we’ve got a left-wing that says only they care about people. Albertans are left in the middle, because Albertans care about both the economy and their neighbours. That’s why the Alberta Party is seeing some real growth, and I want to come up and talk with folks in the Grande Prairie region and hear what they have to say.”
According to Clark, a number of former PC’s and Wildrose members have jumped over to the Alberta Party and polls indicate his party is gaining some momentum.
“We’ve heard from a lot of former PC’s. They’ve been coming on board ever since Jason Kenney was elected leader of the PC Party back in March and it’s been a really steady stream,” he said. “There’s lots of PC’s coming on board and there certainly are a few Wildrosers that reject that far-right social agenda. That seems to be a problem with that party and seems to continue on with the UCP.”
“We’ve seen a real appetite for a strong, viable centrist party.”
Clark will be in Grande Prairie September 12-13, hosting a free public event the night of the 12th at Better Than Fred’s.
Tickets for the event can be found on the Alberta Party’s Facebook page.