Greg Clark thinks Sandra Jansen may consider herself a centrist, but she passed on a chance to build a true centrist party.
The leader of the Alberta Party said he spoke to Jansen last week.
“She indicated to me that she wasn’t going to run again,” Clark said. “What I could offer Sandra was the opportunity to do a lot of hard work to build a truly centrist party. The only thing I couldn’t offer her was a seat on the government benches and maybe a shot at cabinet.”
When speaking to reporters about her move on Thursday, Jansen said she was a centrist and her former party had been taken over by extreme right views.
Clark says there’s no way the NDP can be considered centrist if you look at some of the policies, and their head strong stance on the PPA lawsuits.
“I can tell you from talking with New Democrat MLAs, cabinet ministers and senior advisors, they are rabid on this PPA lawsuit,” he said. “They don’t understand the impact that it has already had on investment in Alberta.”
Clark says global investors look at Alberta and they could see a risk due to political instability and the NDP government.
Jansen crossed the floor Thursday, becoming the first person in Alberta’s history to do so and join the NDP. (kb/newstalk770)