Update from the Legislature - November 10
The legislature is on a constituency break this week. Session will resume on Monday, November 15.
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 He has been replaced by Drumheller-Stettler MLA Nate Horner, who assumed responsibility as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development on November 5.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)
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)
Awaiting Royal Assent
Received Royal Assent