Alberta Minute: Budget Updates, School Closures, and a Stimulus Package

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This Week In Alberta:

  • The Legislature is back after the Constituency break and is scheduled to continue debate on the Budget. Given the COVID-19 situation, we suspect the government will try to accelerate the passage of the Budget and then suspend the Legislature again, as happened with the Federal Parliament last week.

  • It was also announced last night, that as of this morning all schools in the province are closed indefinitely. Given just yesterday the province said that they were keeping schools open for now because once they were closed they would likely stay closed until the new academic year in September, we don't expect this closure to be short-lived.

  • Meanwhile, we had heard that a bill to undo the previous NDP government's ban on private blood collection agencies would be introduced this week, but it remains to be seen whether that will now be delayed given the uncertainty around the Legislature's schedule. This is a repeal that we have been promoting for some time, and repealing a law that limits the effectiveness of our province's health system seems sensible at any time.


Last Week In Alberta:




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