Alberta Grits sticking with party name

Alberta Liberals will not turn their backs on their name.

Alberta Liberals will not turn their backs on their name.

On Saturday in Calgary, leader David Swann announced the party will keep the Alberta Liberal Party name. A committee had examined the idea of changing the name when the party lost seven seats in the March 2008 provincial election.

The election gave the Tories 72 seats, the Liberals nine, and the NDP two.

Vern Dick, president of Liberal’s Lacombe-Ponoka Constituency Association, attended the Liberals’ annual general meeting on Saturday and said the decision to keep their name drew a huge round of applause from the 300 people in attendance.

“I think most people feel the same way I do. I’m very much in favour of it. We’re Liberals. Let’s be proud of being Liberals and get on with the job of getting rid of this tired government that we have in place right now,” Dick said.

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