UPDATE FROM THE LEGISLATURE – December 7, 2022
The legislature is in session, and debate this week is centred on responses to the Speech from the Throne and Bill 1. Government caucus indicated on Dec. 5 that they support amendments to the bill to more narrowly define when Cabinet can take action and remove the power of Cabinet to amend statutes outside of the normal legislative process.
Amendments to Bill 1 have yet to be introduced in the assembly, but Alberta Municipalities will continue to monitor developments related to this bill to determine how they may affect municipalities and municipal entities. RMRF’s preliminary analysis on how the legislation may impact municipalities may be found here.
Fall 2022 Legislation Status (as of Tuesday, December 6)
Leave to Introduce a Bill
Bill 2 - Inflation Relief Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 - Jones
Bill 5 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 (No.2) - Shandro
Bill 1 - Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act – Smith
Bill 3 - Property Rights Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 - Shandro
Bill 4 - Alberta Health Care Insurance Amendment Act, 2022 - Copping
Committee of the Whole
Awaiting Royal Assent
Received Royal Assent