Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2011
Meet the people who have changed the province, the country and the world you live in
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Describing the field of candidates that contested the leadership of the fledgling Alberta Party as underwhelming is a form of charity. But while the party may not have managed to attract the kind of A-list talent that could make them a factor in the next provincial election, their behind-the-scenes roster is much deeper. It’s headlined by party president Chris LaBossiere, a self-described “progressive capitalist” and the co-founder of Yardstick Software Inc., an Edmonton company that has been on Alberta Venture’s Fast Growth 50 for five consecutive years. He’s been integral to the new party’s march towards credibility, and while it may be a while yet before they’re a factor in Alberta provincial politics, when they do get there it will be thanks in large part to LaBossiere’s drive and passion.