Alberta Party response to Question 1

Question:  Do you support City Charters for Calgary and Edmonton and how do you see this new legislative framework benefiting Albertans?

City Charters are needed for Calgary and Edmonton - over 70,000 people moved to our two big cities in the last year alone. However, our two biggest cities operate with the same set of rules as a summer village of 50 people.

New legislation would provide Calgary and Edmonton with much more flexibility in structuring their local governments in a manner that makes sense for a big city It would also provide the city with greater authority on matters where the big cities have significant expertise, such as planning, environmental remediation and housing.

Question:  Will you commit to completing the development of City Charters by the end of 2016 as per the current agreement between the cities of Calgary and Edmonton and the Province?

The Alberta Party would continue the negotiations with Alberta’s big cities to enact legislation by the end of 2016.


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