Update from the Legislature – December 14, 2022

The Legislature is sitting this week and the session is expected to conclude no later than early next week.

Economic Development in Rural Alberta plan

The provincial government released its Economic Development in Rural Alberta plan on December 14. The following five strategic directions are outlined in the five-year plan:

  • Economic development-enabling infrastructure 
  • Rural business supports and entrepreneurship
  • Support for labour force and skills development
  • Marketing and promoting rural tourism 
  • Rural economic development capacity building.

The plan includes funding for Alberta’s eight Regional Economic Development Alliances (REDAs), something for which ABmunis has advocated over the last few years.

Fall 2022 Legislation Status (as of Tuesday, December 13)

Leave to Introduce a Bill 

Second Reading

Committee of the Whole 
Bill 2 - Inflation Relief Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 – Jones
Bill 5 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 (No.2) – Shandro
Bill 6 - Police Amendment Act, 2022 – Ellis
Bill 7 – Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act – Schow

Third Reading
Bill 4 - Alberta Health Care Insurance Amendment Act, 2022 – Copping

Awaiting Royal Assent
Bill 1 - Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act – Smith
Bill 3 - Property Rights Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 – Shandro

Received Royal Assent