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Adam @ink_slinger

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I think you've identified the problem: lack of representation. Every party except the #ABNDP is under-represented in the legislature, and the ABNDP majority of seats has 100% of the power with only 40% of the votes -- 60% of the population gets no say in what the ABNDP decides to ram through. The #NDP across the country has a policy of implementing #ProportionalRepresentation, but every time they get in power they break that election promise.

@bobjonkmangreen On paper, the NDP represent a lot of my views but, yes, I agree with essentially everything you've said here. And, in reality, they are always more centrist than you'd think by looking at their policy book.

@ink_slinger @bobjonkmangreen I also think that we should have proportional representation across the country, however, that wouldn't do much for Alberta in the short term, and wouldn't change the present state of things because they are back to two main parties now. Maybe the greens would wind up with one or two seats in a proportional system, but even that seems unrealistic at the moment (maybe it's not -- I don't know enough about their presence in AB to be sure).

@michela @bobjonkmangreen The Alberta Greens forgot to file some paperwork a while ago and had to dissolve. They're back now with a slightly different name (Alberta Greens instead of Green Party of Alberta, I think). They raised a whopping $200 in the last quarter, so they're not particularly popular. I think the federal Greens do pretty well in a few parts of the province, but the provincial party is mostly a non-entity.