Alberta Minute: Disaster Management, Migrations Drops, and Ottawa Delays Another Pipeline
Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.
This Week In Alberta:
- The Legislature's "summer" break continues and the Assembly Calendar has now been updated to reflect the fact that the Legislature will return on Tuesday, October 20th, rather than the originally planned October 26th.
- The Standing Committee on Legislative Offices will meet on Friday morning. The committee will review a 2020 Compensation Review and a Report on Audit Results for the Office of the Auditor-General.
- There are now 17 public engagements open for the public to make submissions on, covering everything from the Police Act to Student Transporation.
Last Week In Alberta:
- Ottawa delayed another Alberta pipeline, costing Alberta $4 billion in capital spending and 5,500 jobs. The Nova Gas Transmission upgrade would have alleviated pinch points in critical parts of the system and allowed more gas from northwestern Alberta to flow to trading and storage hubs in southern Alberta.
Alberta's Auditor General released a report looking into Alberta disaster management. According to the Auditor General, "Alberta lacks a proper risk assessment system to reduce the ravages of natural disasters".
- Alberta's net migration fell by 2,700 during the second quarter of 2020. This is unsurprising given many who moved to Alberta for work are likely choosing to weather the pandemic in their home province or country.
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