Can the Alberta Party be a Viable Alternative in Provincial Politics?

February 9, 2011 :: Sue Huff
Moderated by Knud Petersen

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
7 – 9 pm
At Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S

The Conservative Party in Alberta, which for the last 40 years has formed our provincial government, appears to be in disarray. Premier Ed Stelmach’s recent resignation and rumblings regarding property owners rights, the environment, deficits and the upcoming budged seems to have shaken their long standing, right of center, foundation.

The Alberta Party, which has existed in one form or another since 1985, aims to represent the center of the political spectrum. They have recently consulted with a wide range of Albertans before the development of their policy platform. The party advocates that Alberta, a potential world economic leader, should take advantage of a diversified long term economic plan favoring more stability and less, as is now the case, “boom and bust” cycles.

The speaker will explain how the Alberta Party plans to renew Albertans faith in the political process, while strengthening the educational and health care systems and proving that a healthy environment not only can coexist with, but is necessary for, a healthy economy.

Speaker: Sue Huff

Sue Huff is a 30-year resident of Alberta and interim leader of the Alberta Party. Her great-grandparents settled in Alberta in 1906. Sue was born in Bermuda and spent her first 14 years traveling around Canada because her father was in the Canadian military. Her professional training is in theatre and she has worked for twenty years in the arts, as an actor and a writer for radio, theatre, television and film. Sue also wrote and directed a short film for the National Film Board called “Kids Talkin’ About Death”.

Sue Huff is married to Kevin, her husband of 18 years and they have two children aged 15 and 12. They love to travel and have lived for extended periods of time in London (UK), Swaziland and Korea. In 2007, a whole new phase of Sue’s life began when she was elected trustee for the Edmonton Public School Board. That was her first taste of politics.

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