Alberta Minute: Energy Rebates, Unclear Spending, and a Big Budget Turnaround

Alberta Minute: Energy Rebates, Unclear Spending, and a Big Budget Turnaround

Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.


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This Week In Alberta:

  • While the Legislature continues its summer break until October 31st, the race to lead the government in the new session continues. There are now ten candidates registered with Elections Alberta to run for UCP Leader.

  • There is one committee meeting this week. The Standing Committee on Legislative Offices will meet on Tuesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am to discuss draft amendments to the Publication Ban (Court Applications and Orders) Regulation. The Committee will also review the audit results for the Office of the Auditor General.

  • Grant applications are now open for Indigenous-owned businesses in Alberta. The Aboriginal Investment Fund provides up to $500,000 in capital funding for small to medium sized projects. Indigenous communities must own and control 51% or more of the proposed business or joint venture to be eligible.


Last Week In Alberta:

  • Details of the long-promised natural gas rebate were revealed. It will be a modest program and will kick in if the monthly default rate rises above $6.50 per gigajoule (GJ). Beginning this October, consumers will receive the difference in regulated rate per GJ and $6.50 per GJ. So, if the regulated rate rose to $7.50 per GJ, customers would receive a $1 rebate for every GJ used. No application is necessary for natural gas customers, but those who use other eligible fuel types do need to apply.




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