Crowe sued

Press release by the Alberta Green Party Society


For Immediate Release

March 31, 2010

(Rimbey, AB)  A law suit has been filed against the former Alberta Green Party leader George Read; the former party president Susan Stratton; and the former party chief financial officer (CFO) David Crowe, at the Court of the Queen’s Bench in Medicine Hat. The law suit, dealing with the withholding of financial information, could compel the former party executives: Read, Stratton, and Crowe to turn over the Green Party’s financial records, still in their possession.

Read, Crowe, and Stratton fled the Green Party AGM in 2008 with the financial information (financial books), critical to maintaining the party’s registration, moments before hundreds of Green Party members deliberated on whether or not to change the leadership. The law suit alleges that the three defendants, along with others who may be named later, failed to return the financial information, as agreed upon in a December 2008 settlement, and then engaged in false and defamatory accusations directed at the new party leaders in an effort to cover up the former executives’ failure to handover the financial information. The Alberta Green Party was deregistered July 16, 2009 after it failed to file the mandatory annual financial return for the year 2008.

Current Leader of the Alberta Green Party Society, Joe Anglin said “We have worked tirelessly for more than 18 months trying to obtain the financial information and all our efforts have been ignored, dismissed, or denied. We have exhausted every avenue in our efforts to find a negotiated solution. After an individual stole into our web account and confiscated the website address, in effect crashing the Alberta Greens website, we saw no other alternative other than to seek a remedy through the courts. A successful court action does not guarantee that the party can be reregistered before the next election, but it will be a positive step toward re-establishing a provincial Green Party.”


For more information Contact


Joe Anglin

(403) 843-3279

(403) 963-0521 cell


Scott Stenbeck

Stringham Denecky LLP

104-140 Maple Ave SE

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8C1

(403) 488-8200