Monday, April 9, 2012

Alberta Parties' Democracy Reform Platforms

Most notable information from the Alberta Parties' democracy reform platforms are the following:

The Alberta NDP is the only party to ban corporations and trade unions from making electoral contributions. The FDA recommends the same reform in its Albert Report.

The Alberta NDP and the Alberta Party are the only parties to have limits on campaign expenditures. The FDA recommends the same reform in its Albert Report.

The Alberta NDP, Alberta Social Credit, Communist Party--Alberta, EverGreen Party of Alberta, and Separation Party of Alberta are the only parties that will create an Alberta electoral system based on proportional representation. The FDA recommends the same reform in its Alberta Report.

The Alberta Liberal Party is the only party to support preferential voting.

The Communist Party--Alberta is the only party that has public funding measures for political parties. The FDA recommends the same reform in its Alberta Report, and a majority of Canada's provinces have public funding measures like Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

The Alberta Liberals, Alberta Social Credit, Separation Party of Alberta, and the Wildrose Alliance parties are the only parties that support public recall of MLAs. The FDA recommends the same reform in its Alberta Report.

None of the parties offer reforms of the ownership concentration of Alberta media or regulation of the political content of the media during the election period. The FDA recommends regulation of media political content during elections and/or media ownership concentration laws.

The PC Party has no democracy reform platform.

In 2008, the Wildrose Alliance Party supported a referendum on proportional representation, but in 2012, it has dropped that specific policy.

2012 Alberta Parties' Democracy Reform Platforms

2012 FDA Electoral Fairness Report on Alberta 

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