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Politics in Alberta have taken an unanticipated turn during the recent election. A traditionally right wing (Fiscal and Social Conservative) province radically altered our direction by electing the New Democratic Party (NDP).
The NDP have been met with challenges* that they are not prepared to deal with, while failing to address conflicts of interest within their caucus**. Out of control spending *** shows that Alberta may have made a mistake in the last election.
I propose the Alberta government draft and pass "Recall Legislation", that would permit Alberta residents to request an individual, or party prove they still retain the support of the Alberta voting majority.
This would allow a governing party to prove
without a doubt they still represent their voter's wishes
they hold the confidence of the province in the direction the government is pursuing
In addition, it would ensure that the governing party does not get a 4 year "free rein" as a majority, without being held to account for decisions. I propose a majority (50%+1) of voters of the affected riding by way of petition, to permit this direction. A by-election would then be triggered.
Recall legislation would benefit current and future voting citizens by providing an avenue to demand the Party/MLA, whether it be NDP, PC, ABP, Wildrose, Liberal or Independent, prove they have the full support of the citizens they are representing.
* depressed oil prices** hiring an anti-pipeline activist as the Chief of Staff of the Energy Minister portfolio*** no budget tabled or available, but $6bn in spending in Q2 of 2015