A More Democratic Alberta: How Do We Get There?

Held on May 12, 2006, the JHC hosted a symposium called, A More Democratic Alberta: How Do We Get There? at the University of Alberta. A one day event aimed at exploring and resolving the democratic deficit in Alberta, the event drew together various community-stakeholders in dialogue and discussion to create action-plans addressing various themes related to democratic renewal.

A More Democratic Alberta Final Report

Following the symposium, this editorial written by Renee Vaugeois appeared in the November 14, 2006 edition of Vue Weekly:
“What’s wrong with democracy in Alberta?  Where to begin...”


The symposium was a dynamic community project spearheaded in partnership with:

Public Interest Alberta

Parkland Institute

YWCA Edmonton’s One Woman One Vote Initiative

Fair Vote Alberta

Equal Voice Alberta North

University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts

Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership

Alberta Federation of Labour

University of Alberta, Non-Academic Staff Association


Public Interest Alberta launched the Democracy Task Force as a result, hosting several dialogues to gain a better insight into the view of Albertans.