Alber•a Par•y •ou•s middle ground
While the state of Alberta politics continues to be in flux, the Alberta Party is hoping to stake out some middle ground.
The polarization of politics continues in the province as the parties on the right look to merge to defeat the leftleaning NDP government.
According to Marc Savoie, who is helping to organize an evening of political discussion at Top Rocker in Rosedale on May 31, there is room to grow in the fertile middle ground.
“Because the Alberta Party is centrist, we are able to approach ideas from both the left and the right spectrum of politics,” he explains. “Th e Alberta Party is socially progressive and financially responsible.”
He says there are many right now in Alberta looking for a political home.
‘ We are taking in a lot of PCs who are progressive and don’t want to be in this united party,” he said.
“I think the majority of Alberta come from a central place in politics. They might be a little left leaning or right leaning, but they are still centrist. The Alberta Party is a big tent party with hard walls.”
Savoie is a new member of the party, and it came about when he took a good look at his values.
“I was a fan of Ralph Klein and Stephen Harper, but as I started reading into it, I not as far right as I thought, and I am actually very central,” he said.
The Drumheller Centre Get Together is this Wednesday, May 31 from 7-9 p.m. at Top Rocker. The Alberta Party Central Regional organizer Kevin Hughes will attend.