Alberta Minute: Environmental Reviews, Lottery Deadline, and Provincial Restrictions Lift

Alberta Minute: Environmental Reviews, Lottery Deadline, and Provincial Restrictions Lift

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


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This Week In Alberta:


Last Week In Alberta:

  • The Legislature wrapped up its spring sitting on Thursday, having passed 22 Government Bills, three Private Members Bills and one Private Member Public Bill. The government is expected to convene a new session of the legislature in the fall with a throne speech to set a new agenda, so it’s likely that the remaining bills on the order paper will die and have to be reintroduced in order to be considered further.

  • In another blow to provincial autonomy, it was announced that Ottawa will conduct an environmental review of any new coal projects that could possibly release the contaminant selenium, including all 8 proposed projects in the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Alberta. Whatever you think about these specific projects, this is yet another federal government takeover of a provincial constitutional power, and it certainly won't be the last.

  • Finally, in big COVID news, Alberta finally hit the government's 70% first-dose target on Thursday, meaning that on July 1st, Canada Day, "almost all" COVID restrictions in Alberta will be removed. No more masking, no more distancing, no more capacity limits!




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    published this page in News 2021-06-20 20:52:49 -0600