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Alberta Minute: Agriculture Recovery, Pepper Spray, and a Mobile Vaccine Clinic

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

 

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Alberta Minute: Referenda Announced, Heatwave Fallout, and a Surprise For Ratepayers

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

 

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Alberta Minute: Nurses Negotiation, Calgary Stampede, and Even More Corporate Welfare

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

 

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Alberta Minute: Canada Day, COVID Ending, and a NAFTA Damage Claim

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

 

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Alberta Minute: Red Tape, Reconciliation Funding, and Referenda And Recall Bills

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

 

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Referenda And Recall Updates

 

 

In the last two weeks of the spring Legislative session, the Alberta government introduced and debated Bill 51 (the Citizen Initiative Act) and Bill 52 (the Recall Act).

Overall, we're pleased that these two Bills have passed and are now law in Alberta, but we're also very concerned that the way they have been implemented will mean that it will be virtually impossible to achieve either a citizen-initiated referendum or a recall vote.

In this update, we'd like to give you an overview of what happened in the Legislative debate, outline some amendments that were proposed to improve the laws, show you how your representatives voted on those amendments, and explain what the path forward looks like now.


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

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

 

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Alberta Minute: Referendum Opportunity, Summer Reopening, and Taxpayers On The Hook Again

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

 

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Alberta Minute: Staged Reopening, Amendments Fail, and Sky Palace Shenanigans

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

 

Alberta Legislature by IQRemix on Flickr

 


Referenda and Recall Must Be Fixed

 

 

Recently, the Alberta government introduced Bill 51, the Citizen Initiative Act and Bill 52, the Recall Act.

While both bills are a big step forward for democracy in Alberta, both bills also contain major flaws that need correcting before they are passed into law.

Please read on for an explanation of the problems with these two bills, and how you can get involved and help fix them!