The Green Party of Alberta has chosen Coral Bliss Taylor, not so long ago a candidate for city council in Calgary civic election, to serve as its interim leader while it figures out what to do after the sudden resignation of its last permanent leader in March.
Ms. Bliss Taylor, an engineer and urban planner, finished in a respectable second place in the race to represent Ward 1 in the city’s northwest in the fall 2017 municipal election.
Romy Tittle, who had been chosen to lead the Green Party of Alberta in November 2017, left suddenly and with no explanation. A note from her on the Green Party’s website on March 24 said only, “Effective immediately I have tendered my resignation from the role of leader of the Green Party of Alberta.”
Another post the same day from party President Marco Reid, who had also been a candidate for the leadership the previous November, didn’t cast much more illumination on her departure. “We … have no current comments that we are prepared to make on behalf of Romy Tittel, or her decision to resign as Leader,” it said in part.
Insiders have suggested “irreconcilable differences” as an explanation for the Calgary businesswoman’s departure as leader so soon after she was elected – that is, a small old guard satisfied with a membership in the low hundreds and a not very…