Update from the Legislature - November 10

The legislature is on a constituency break this week. Session will resume on Monday, November 15.

New Minister:

Amid concerns over his personal conduct, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen resigned his portfolio to “focus on my mental health and wellness”.  He has been replaced by Drumheller-Stettler MLA Nate Horner, who assumed responsibility as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development on November 5. Dreeshen will remain MLA for the constituency of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake.

Red Tape Reduction Annual Report Released:

On Thursday the province released the annual Red Tape Reduction Report. AUMA was pleased to comment on red tape reduction efforts related to the Municipal Stimulus Program.

Covid-19 Vaccination Progress:

As of November 8, 87.6% of eligible Albertans had received one dose of vaccine, and 81.4% were fully vaccinated.

Fall 2021 Legislation Status (as of Tuesday, November 9)

Leave to Introduce a Bill

Bill 83 - Environmental Protection and Enhancement Amendment Act, 2021 (Nixon)

Bill 84 - Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2021 (Glubish)

Second Reading

Bill 73 - Infrastructure Accountability Act (Panda)

Bill 76 - Captive Insurance Companies Act (Toews)

Bill 77 - Municipal Government (Restoring Tax Accountability) Amendment Act, 2021 (McIver)

Bill 78 - Alberta Housing Amendment Act, 2021 (Pon)

Bill 79 - Trails Act (Nixon)

Bill 80 - Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2021 (No. 2) (Fir)

Bill 81 - Election Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 (No. 2) (Madu)

Bill 82 - Mineral Resource Development Act (Savage)

Committee of the Whole 

Bill 49 - Labour Mobility Act (Kenney)

Bill 74 - Advanced Education Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 (Nicolaides)

Bill 75 - Arts Professions Recognition Act (Orr)

Third Reading 


Awaiting Royal Assent 


Received Royal Assent