After almost a year of bitter political infighting, the Green Party of Alberta is no more — at least for now.
Elections Alberta de-registered the Greens this month because the party says it can’t file its financial statements. Leader Joe Anglin says the party executive hasn’t been able to get the Greens’ records from the old executive. “It’s been an antagonistic, childish game,” he says. “In the end, a small group of militant people was able to destroy the party because they had control of the books.”
The two party factions have been fighting since September, when Anglin took over the party leadership at a contentious meeting. The party is now registered as a non-profit — a chance to “reorganize and rebuild,” according to the party’s website.
Anglin says the now-defunct party is looking at merging with another small party, but he won’t say which one, only that it won’t be the Conservatives or the Wildrose Alliance.