Alberta Social Credit Party

The Alberta Social Credit Party is a provincial political party in Alberta, Canada, that was founded on the social credit monetary policy and conservative Christian social values.

The Canadian social credit movement was largely an out-growth of the Alberta Social Credit Party. The Social Credit Party of Canada was originally strongest in Alberta, before developing a base in Quebec when Réal Caouette agreed to merge his Ralliement créditiste movement into the federal party. The British Columbia Social Credit Party formed the government for many years in neighbouring British Columbia, although this was effectively a coalition of centre-right forces in the province that had no interest in social credit monetary policies. The party won a majority government in 1935, barely months after its formation, and remained in power until 1971. However, it has held no seats since 1982, and finished a distant seventh in the 2012 general election.

Read more about Alberta Social Credit Party:  Origins, Rise To Power, Manning Era, Decline, Dormancy in The 1980s, Rebirth in The 1990s, Alberta Social Credit Today, Election Results, Party Leaders

Other articles related to "social, alberta social credit party, social credit party, alberta, party":

Social Epistemology
... Social epistemology is a broad set of approaches to the study of knowledge, all of which construe human knowledge as a collective achievement ... Another way of positioning social epistemology is as the study of the social dimensions of knowledge ... One of the enduring difficulties with defining social epistemology is defining what knowledge means in this context ...
Alberta Social Credit Party - Party Leaders
... Ahlstrom 2001-2007 Len Skowronski 2007- See also Social Credit Party of Alberta leadership election, 1968 ...
Ideology and Semiotic Theory
... "identifies a unitary object that incorporates complex sets of meanings with the social agents and processes that produced them ... is too narrow and abstract, not social enough ... 'ideology' still plays a key role in semiotics oriented to social, political life" ...
Robert Alford - Politics - Alberta Social Credit Party
... Alford joined the Alberta Social Credit Party in 1988, and shortly became the Provincial Policy Vice-President and the de facto leader ... He was confirmed as Alberta Social Credit Party leader in 1990, succeeding Harvey Yuill ... In 1992, Alford changed roles within the party, becoming President ...
B. F. Skinner - Walden Two and Beyond Freedom and Dignity
... is far in advance of that in the outside world because of their practice of scientific social planning and use of operant conditioning in the raising of ... not support war or foster competition and social strife ... It encourages a lifestyle of minimal consumption, rich social relationships, personal happiness, satisfying work and leisure ...

Famous quotes containing the words party, credit and/or social:

    At the moment when a man openly makes known his difference of opinion from a well-known party leader, the whole world thinks that he must be angry with the latter. Sometimes, however, he is just on the point of ceasing to be angry with him. He ventures to put himself on the same plane as his opponent, and is free from the tortures of suppressed envy.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs ‘pass,’ so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.
    William James (1842–1910)

    If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery, in impoverishment.
    Michael Harrington (1928–1989)