Alberta's NDP response to Question 07

Question: What is your policy on sustainable regional planning and what is your opinion regarding the Calgary Metropolitan Plan, and the developing South Saskatchewan Regional Plan? 

Answer: The Conservatives’ land-use planning process gives an excessive amount of power to the Provincial Cabinet. The NDP would support a process where regional stakeholders have greater influence in determining the plan. We are also concerned about the weak environmental considerations required by the current process. The NDP would require the plans to provide targets for environmental protection, and for the plans to include hard facts about how planning goals will be met.

Question: Are you inclined to legislate the CMP in its amended form? 

Answer: Our commitment is to respect consensus among regional stakeholders while ensuring appropriate environmental protections.

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