Welcome to Public Interest Alberta's progressive guide to Alberta’s municipal elections.

Learn about the issues, engaging your candidates, and informing yourself and your community before heading to the ballot box on October 16!

Together, we can make Alberta’s municipalities more fair, just, and progressive.

Information that appears on this page is available in a single document which can be downloaded here.

PRIORITIES AND QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

 

For Municipal and School Board and Municipal Candidates

 

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  • Do you oppose contracting private corporations to operate public services (like water services or public transportation and transit at the municipal level and custodial, maintenance, and support services at the school board level)?

 

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  • How would you work to protect our environment and support a green economy?

 

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  • What would you do to take action on reconciliation with indigenous peoples based recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership?

 

For Municipal Candidates

 

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  • Do you support increasing taxes to, at a minimum, meet the costs of inflation for the municipality’s services?
  • How would you increase the quality and affordability of public transit and/or regional transportation?

 

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  • Would you support policy to ensure all workers employed by the municipality and its contractors are paid a living wage?
  • What other action would you take to eliminate poverty and homelessness?

 

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  • What would you do to address racism and gender inequality in the municipality?
  • What role do you think our municipal government can play in building a comprehensive, affordable, high quality, universal child care system?

 

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  •  Do you support a ban on corporate and union contributions?
  •  What changes would you make to improve citizen engagement, policy making and governance?

 

For School Board Candidates

 

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  • If elected, how will you work to stop any government cuts to education? Will you work to reduce class sizes?

 

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  • Do you believe students in any school who want a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) should be entitled to one?
  • If a student joins a GSA, do you think their parent should be notified, even without the student’s permission?

 

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WHAT'S AT STAKE?

What will the future look like if we don’t take action?

  • privatization of critical public services
  • corporate control of our water and other resources
  • cuts to services for families and people in crisis
  • increased user fees and downloading costs to families
  • big money influence on our political process and disempowered citizens

TAKE ACTION

Citizen Forums

Public Interest Alberta is putting the focus on issues and how you as a citizen can advance progressive values.  

Learn about the issues, engaging your candidates, and informing yourself and your community before heading to the ballot box on October 16!

 

Calgary

Sunday, October 1, 2017

7:00 to 9:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Kahanoff Centre  - 105 12 Ave SE

 

Edmonton

Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 to 9:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Hellenic Community Centre - 10450 116 ST NW

 

Engage your Candidate  

Download:  A Progressive Guide to Alberta’s Municipal Elections


 

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