Castle parks to get a thrilling new adventure

Artist’s rendering of a backcountry hut in Castle Wildland Provincial Park.

This investment is part of the Government of Alberta’s ongoing commitment to diversify and modernize Alberta’s provincial parks system. Total funding for the project is $700,000 over two years.

“Albertans love parks. Camping allows us to spend quality time with our families while also reconnecting with nature. These backcountry huts will expand the recreation opportunities available in the Castle region, attract new visitors and meet the growing demand for backcountry experiences in Alberta. We’re so pleased to be able to partner with the Alpine Club of Canada to bring this thrilling backcountry experience to the Castle area.”

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) runs the largest network of backcountry huts in North America and has the required expertise to manage the hut system in Castle Wildland Provincial Park. The ACC will be responsible for the operations, maintenance and administration of the backcountry huts.

“The Alpine Club of Canada is excited to partner with the province of Alberta in bringing affordable backcountry accommodation to the public. This new recreational offering in Castle Wildland Provincial Park will be a draw for many Canadians who wish to experience the best of what Alberta’s natural landscape provides.”

Lawrence White, executive director, Alpine Club of Canada

The backcountry huts system will be comprised of three modern, sustainable huts in key locations – two in the south Castle area and one near Bovin Lake. Outhouse facilities will also be constructed at the sites.

One of the huts will be designed, constructed and located to be as fully accessible as possible for users with limited mobility, helping further break down barriers to parks access.

It will be the first accessible backcountry hut in Alberta’s provincial parks.

Construction and installation of the first backcountry hut will begin this spring, with a target opening date of fall 2018.

Quick facts

  • The 103,000-hectare Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park were established in January 2017.
  • More than $20 million in funding over four years has been designated for access routes, inclusion projects, camping, signage, picnic areas and hiking trails in the Castle parks.
    • Over 180 refurbished campsites opened in July 2017.
    • Amenities include improved and expanded campsites, an improved day-use area at Butcher’s Lake and four new comfort cabins at Beaver Mines Lake.
    • Other projects include new day-use shelters, an equestrian staging area, enlarged and improved staging areas at Syncline and Carbondale and improvements to Table Mountain Trail, Grizzly Trail and Barnaby Lakes Trail.

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Vaisakhi: Statement from Premier Notley

“April is Sikh Heritage Month in Alberta. This week, Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi, marking the beginning of the spring harvest festival and the birth of the Sikh Order, The Khalsa, in 1699.

“Communities around the world will mark the day with singing, bhangra dancing to the sound of dhol drums, parades, the chanting of hymns and the sharing of celebratory meals.

“The birth of the Khalsa represents a commitment to service, justice and freedom. It is a day to celebrate social and gender equality. In 1699, it was a day where all men and women were viewed as equals – a view we share as Albertans. 

“In expressing our cultural and religious traditions in Alberta, we celebrate the beauty of our diversity. We also declare our respect for the fundamental freedom of all to believe and practise according to their conscience and customs. 

“On behalf of all Albertans, I wish you and your loved ones a joyous Vaisakhi.”

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Celebrating excellence in Alberta’s trades

For the 21st year, the awards help recognize top apprentices, employers, technical training instructors, mentors and employers of Indigenous apprentices.

“Good jobs begin with a good education, and ensuring we’re providing the training and job-ready skills people need is a critical government priority. These awards help us acknowledge the important contributions our apprentices and journeypersons make to communities as our province moves towards a more modern and diverse economy. Congratulations to all the recipients.”

Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

“Our members take a tremendous sense of pride in the outstanding work done by apprentices and mentors throughout our province. This year’s class of recipients will now become the mentors and role models who will help our apprenticeship and industry training system excel in training and performance.”

j’Amey Bevan, chair, Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board

Budget 2018 provides $31.4 million for apprenticeship, including the development and delivery of trade programs. Alberta has more than 50,000 apprentices in the province working in more than 50 designated trades and skilled occupations.

2018 Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board – Board Awards recipients:

Top Employer Awards

  • North – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Jasper)
  • South – Brandt Tractor (Red Deer)

Top Employer of Indigenous Apprentices Award

  • Valard Construction (Leduc)

Top Mentor Awards

  • Noelle Dellow – Hairstylist
  • Carole Lemire – Hairstylist
  • Elliott Ball – Welder
  • Gregory Warren – Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator – Mobile Crane Operator

Special Recognition Award

  • Doug Hawkins

Top Instructor Awards

  • North – Roger Elder – Electrician – Grande Prairie Regional College
  • South – Elizabeth Kawahara – Landscape Horticulturalist – Olds College

Top Apprentice Awards

  • Trevor Ellens – Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Steven Larone – Appliance Service Technician
  • Allen Griffiths – Appliance Service Technician
  • Jordan Charles – Auto Body Technician
  • Timothy Hopwood – Auto Body Technician
  • Minkyu Kim – Auto Body Technician
  • Daniel Turko – Auto Body Technician
  • Tavis Saito – Automotive Service Technician
  • Amanda Kawchuk – Baker
  • Tyler O’Brien – Boilermaker
  • Shane Larose – Bricklayer
  • Dennis Van Maanen – Cabinetmaker
  • Jarred Pinda – Carpenter
  • Dustin Thomson – Electrician
  • Bryan Verrault – Communication Technician
  • Corey Feswick – Concrete Finisher
  • Caelyn Taylor – Cook
  • Daryl Johnson – Crane and Hoisting Equip. Operator
  • Bryce Exner – Crane and Hoisting Equip. Operator
  • Matthew Toye – Crane and Hoisting Equip. Operator
  • Wensley Gavins – Crane and Hoisting Equip. Operator
  • Hoi Tung Wong – Electric Motor Systems Technician
  • Shane Calder – Floorcovering Installer
  • Neil Adam – Gasfitter (A)
  • Jeremy Miko – Gasfitter (B)
  • James Ellertson – Plumber
  • Jordan Leroux – Sprinkler Systems Installer
  • Brett DeForest – Steamfitter-Pipefitter
  • Kevin Dougall – Glazier
  • Amy Larson – Hairstylist
  • Mitchel Corley – Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Luke Carbert – Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Justin Coate – Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Shane Ancelet – Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Stephen Follett – Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
  • Thomas Dykstra – Instrumentation
  • Jeff Haas – Insulator
  • Ian Ducharme – Ironworker
  • Michael Sheppard – Ironworker
  • Arden Callsen – Ironworker
  • Kolten Ogle – Ironworker
  • Chelsey Morck – Landscape Horticulturist
  • Benjamin Leclerc – Lather
  • Robert Dubord – Locksmith
  • Ryan Wispinski – Machinist
  • Ian McLaughlin – Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
  • Francois Chamberland – Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Brandon Thomson – Natural Gas Compression Technician
  • Ashley Kenwell – Painter and Decorator
  • Geraldine Perrin – Parts Technician
  • Kirby Beloin – Parts Technician
  • Teigan Wollersheim – Power System Electrician
  • Daniel Kitt – Powerline Technician
  • Warren Sundlie – Recreational Vehicle Service Technician
  • Corbin Roger – Refrigeration and AC Mechanic
  • Austin Pardy – Rig Technician
  • Morgan Fillier – Roofer
  • Brady Landry – Sheet Metal Worker
  • Tony Myrnam – Water Well Driller
  • Tyler Siggelkow-Maggrah – Welder
  • Monty Toews – Welder – Wire Process Operator

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Government invests in electric buses for Edmonton commuters

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason, MLA for Edmonton-South West Thomas Dang and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi announce new funding for electric buses in Edmonton.

Today, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation for Alberta, and Don Iveson, mayor of Edmonton, announced more than $43 million in joint funding to purchase up to 40 new electric buses for the Edmonton Transit Service.

“Public transit infrastructure funding allows communities to build the new urban transit networks and service extensions they need to keep pace with the way Canadians live, move and work now and into the future. I am so pleased that the Government of Canada is investing in these new electric buses, which will not only decrease air pollution but improve services so Edmontonians can spend less time in transit and more time with their families.”

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“We’re investing in transportation options that make Edmontonians’ lives better. That means folks will have more time to spend with their family, rather than sitting in traffic. We are making it easier for people to get work, visit their friends and enjoy this beautiful city. Green buses and Edmonton’s LRT system means cleaner air, better jobs and a more connected city.”

Brian Mason, Alberta Minister of Transportation

Today’s investment is a recognition from the Government of Canada and the Province that cities play a critical role in addressing climate change. The electrification of our bus fleet will allow us to accelerate our leadership on energy transition and reduce Edmonton’s overall carbon footprint.

Don Iveson, mayor, Edmonton

The Government of Canada is providing more than $21.5 million for this project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Alberta is contributing approximately $10.8 million of GreenTRIP funding and the City of Edmonton is providing more than $10.8 million.

For the city, adding these energy-efficient buses will reduce costs and harmful emissions, promoting a greener way of life for all Edmontonians.

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • $28.7 billion of this funding will support public transit projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • On April 3, 2018 the governments of Canada and Alberta announced the signing of a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $3.3 billion in federal funding to the province over the next decade. The City of Edmonton will receive up to $877,984,551 under its public transit stream.

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Investing in Lakeland College learning spaces

Located on Lakeland’s Vermilion campus, the Trades Centre offers educational opportunities in nine different trades. Over the years, the centre has experienced leaking and water damage on the roof and side exteriors. With this funding, students will continue to get the skills they need in the safe, comfortable, modern environment they deserve, and Lakeland College will get the upgrades it needs to go on training Albertans for careers in the trades.

“Preparing Albertans for success doesn’t just mean investing in teachers and textbooks, it also means ensuring all our schools have modern classrooms and facilities as well. After years of neglect and cuts by the previous government, I’m proud to invest in the safe, clean and world-class learning spaces that our students deserve. Our continued support for these essential repairs and campuses like Lakeland College creates jobs, improves the quality of education and makes life better for everyone.”

Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

Government will provide $6 million through the Capital Maintenance and Renewal budget for the repairs, which are expected to take up to two years to complete and provide employment for up to 50 people.

This investment from the Government of Alberta allows us to make needed repairs to the Trades Centre and extend the life of this important facility. The Trades Centre is home to many of our apprenticeship and pre-employment programs as well as continuing education courses. In addition, high school students from throughout the region take Career and Technology Studies courses and dual credit programs in our classrooms and labs, and participate in the Lakeland Regional Skills Competition we host. With this investment, we’ll be able to improve our facility and continue to play an important role in creating a skilled workforce.

Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president & CEO, Lakeland College

Quick facts

  • Government has identified $735.5 million for maintenance and repair projects for post-secondary institutions over the next five years.
  • Lakeland College received $33.1 million in operating grants last year. Budget 2018 provides a two per cent increase.

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Saving money while building a green economy

Minister Anderson visits Mill Creek NetZero home with (L-R) Paul Verhesen, Alberta Construction Association, David Dodge, Energy Efficiency Alberta, Wendy Jabusch, BILD Alberta, Mayor Iveson and Conrad Nobert, homeowner.

If passed, An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements would give municipalities the option to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The initiative would allow home and business owners to make their spaces more energy-efficient, without putting any money down.

Financing for energy-efficient upgrades or renewable energy systems such as solar panels, high-insulation windows and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems would be repaid through the building owner’s property taxes. Often, the savings generated by the PACE upgrades would be greater than the annual repayment.

“We know that Albertans care about taking action on climate change, and PACE will make it more affordable for them to do just that. This is a win for our municipalities that will be able to implement these programs, a win for home and business owners, and a win for our economy.”  

Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs

The PACE program would also stimulate local economies and help create jobs. In North America, every $1 million in PACE project spending has resulted in at least 15 new jobs and $2.5 million in economic output. 

“When we make it easier for people to invest in their homes or their businesses, we’re creating good green jobs and diversifying the economy.”

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister responsible for the Climate Change Office

Since first implemented in California in 2008, PACE programs have expanded to every region in the United States, generating nearly $6 billion in economic activity. A number of Canadian jurisdictions, including Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec, have also adopted PACE legislation, increasing economic activity and creating local jobs.

“BILD Alberta is pleased to support the PACE program and the opportunity for Albertans to access energy efficiency upgrades with less financial burden. PACE will allow BILD Alberta renovator, developer, builder and supplier members increased ability to offer consumers efficient and renewable energy choices in a more affordable way.”

Wendy Jabusch, chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Alberta

“ACA feels strongly that PACE programs offer a financially viable way to retrofit older buildings, or for new buildings to meet future environmental standards. It also offers a method for investment which does not create costs to the taxpayer.”

Paul Verhesen, past president, Alberta Construction Association

“We are really excited about the possibility of a PACE program in Alberta. I think this holds tremendous potential for the residential, commercial and non-profit solar markets here in Alberta.”

David Vonesch, COO, SkyFire Energy Inc.

Increased demand for energy efficiency upgrades means more opportunities in Alberta’s green jobs sector. For instance, retrofitting every home that needs it in Alberta could put 6,500 to 14,000 Albertans to work over the next two years.

“The government’s leadership in implementing programs such as PACE underscores the importance of ensuring the affordability of energy efficient homes and businesses throughout the province. SAIT looks forward to supporting PACE through our unique applied learning environment— offering relevant applied research, programming and training to create career-ready graduates immediately able to meet industry demand in the green and clean-tech sector.”

Alex Zahavich, SAIT vice-president, Corporate Development, Applied Research and International

An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements is in response to requests from municipalities across Alberta who have asked for PACE-enabling legislation to ensure there are more options for Albertans to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.

“This proposed legislation would be another tool for municipalities to help us empower our citizens. It gives the City of Calgary the option to establish a PACE program that would support Calgarians in their own energy efficiency decisions.”

Naheed Nenshi, mayor, City of Calgary

“We’ve been advocating to the province for quite some time to put this type of mechanism in place. Today’s announcement recognizes that they’ve heard us and will work with us to reduce financial barriers associated with making energy-related property improvements.”  

Don Iveson, mayor, City of Edmonton

Municipalities would have the choice as to whether to offer a clean energy improvement program.

 Quick facts

  • If the legislation is passed, government will consult with municipalities, lenders, real estate associations and other stakeholders to develop a regulation.
  • The regulation would cover details such as:
  • the scope of eligible projects
  • disclosure requirements for purchasers of property
  • financial criteria for property owners
  • consumer protection and quality assurance requirements
  • The Alberta Climate Change Office and Energy Efficiency Alberta will work together over the summer and fall to design a PACE program, which will include a number of tools to assist municipalities.
  • If passed, it is expected the legislation would come into force in early 2019.
  • Municipalities would then need to pass a PACE bylaw before making the program available to residents.

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Paul First Nation goes green

Minister Feehan and Chief Rain are joined by councillors and Elders to celebrate funding from Alberta Indigenous Climate Leadership programs for Paul First Nation.

With support from Alberta’s Indigenous Climate Leadership programs, the First Nation will:

  • Upgrade the energy efficiency of six housing units.
  • Develop a long-term energy plan to help the Nation reduce energy needs and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Increase their community’s knowledge and awareness of climate change.
  • Support the technical development stage for a commercially viable 25-megawatt solar farm.

“These climate leadership programs are making life better and more affordable for Indigenous peoples and communities. With this support, communities are able to take real action on climate change, with tangible results. The Paul First Nation is a great example of a community on a journey to strengthen the economy and protect our shared environment.”

Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations

“Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan involves significant efforts to diversify and expand the available supply of renewable energy in the province. The phasing out of coal within Alberta provides a significant change to the Paul First Nation with economic uncertainty. At the Paul First Nation, we may not be the first community to be involved in this new energy market, but we will certainly provide our community and future generations the knowledge to succeed in renewable energy projects. We are very excited to be developing a 25-megawatt solar farm on reserve; this would be the first of its kind in Western Canada. In addition to providing economic sovereignty for our Nation, we have researched developers and their projects to partner and compete in Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program. We are seeking other First Nations to enter a partnership with us, to invest in this opportunity.”

Aaron Bird, councillor, Paul First Nation

As a result of the grant, the community will be able to increase its energy efficiency and continue to find new and long-term ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower its energy bills. Through energy efficiency upgrades to the housing units, the Nation will save 505 GJ of energy each year, with a lifetime energy savings of 15,150 GJ. They will also keep 34 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

The Paul First Nation is receiving funding through the Alberta Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program ($193,200), the Alberta Indigenous Climate Planning Program ($98,600), the Alberta Indigenous Climate Capacity Program ($47,408), and the Alberta Indigenous Green Energy Development Program ($407,600).

The grants are part of $35 million in funding available last fiscal year through various streams to meet the needs of Indigenous communities tackling climate change. Panel discussions, dialogue with Indigenous leaders, workshops and feedback from two successful pilot programs helped inform the development of the programs.

These initiatives support the Alberta government’s commitment to implement the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Supporting affordable child care in Alberta

Minister Larivee chats with an attendee at the Canada-Alberta Bilateral Early Learning and Child Care Agreement announcement, while participating in a table top activity with a young girl.

Today, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities for the Government of Canada, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services for Alberta, announced a three-year bilateral agreement that reaffirms their commitment to children’s development, helping parents with the costs of raising children and addressing the unique early learning and child care needs of families in Alberta.

“The development of early learning and child care systems is one of the best investments our government is making to strengthen Canadian families, society and the economy. Through the agreement signed with the Government of Alberta, we will be able to better support parents, families and communities in their efforts to build high-quality, inclusive and affordable early learning and child care.”

Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

The agreement allocates just over $136 million over three years to Alberta for early learning and child care investments. Funding to the province will focus on increasing access to quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care through the expansion of Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Centres across the province.

“We believe accessible, affordable quality child care is essential to positive early childhood development, labour force participation of parents, women’s equality, social integration and inclusion of newcomers, and poverty reduction—all aspects of social and economic growth.”

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

In 2017, the Government of Alberta launched 22 pilot ELCC Centres, based on a maximum fee for all parents of $25 per day to support children and their families accessing affordable, quality, flexible and inclusive child care. With this new funding, up to 78 additional ELCC Centres will be launched across Alberta in 2017-2018.

“Kids in Alberta deserve the best possible start to life, and our government is committed to making early learning and child care, and other life-changing opportunities, more affordable for families. We are proud to have the support of the Government of Canada to make $25-a-day child care available to even more families in our province, and we look forward to announcing the locations of additional Early Learning and Child Care pilot centres in the very near future.”

Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Services for Alberta

This announcement follows a historic agreement, made on June 12, 2017, by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Early Learning and Child Care on a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework. The framework sets the foundation for governments to work towards a shared long-term vision where all children across Canada can experience the enriching environment of quality early learning and child care.

  • Aaron Manton

    Press Secretary, Children’s Services

  • Émilie Gauduchon-Campbell

    Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P., Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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Next step for CapitalCare Norwood project

The construction manager fills an important role in providing pre-construction advice and assists in the development of construction activity.

“The Government of Alberta is committed to transforming CapitalCare Norwood to support the complex medical needs of our elderly and disabled adults in continuing care.  By increasing bed capacity we are helping Albertans where they need it the most.”

Sandra Jansen, Minister of Infrastructure

“This project will mean a better quality of life for hundreds of Alberta families, including those living with dementia. By increasing the number of long-term care beds at Norwood, we are giving more seniors a comfortable, patient-centred home, while freeing up hospital resources.”

Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health

“Alberta Health Services is pleased the CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project is moving forward. This development will offer more care options for individuals who need ongoing care and support, as well as ensuring the most appropriate setting of care for Albertans.”

Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO, Alberta Health Services

The public RFP is posted on the Alberta Purchasing Connection and will run for four weeks. All proposals will undergo a thorough review process and the contract will be awarded to the successful proponent in May.

When completed, the $364-million CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment project will increase the number of post-acute and continuing care beds from 205 to 350. This will help meet the growing need in Edmonton and area for programs and services for complex continuing care and post-acute care.

The project will also improve patient-centred care by providing needed programs and services at a central location.

Over the next five to six months, the project focus will be on the completion of the design development phase of the project and continued consultation with the community and the City of Edmonton.

Construction is planned to get underway in the summer of 2019 and run through to 2023.

The Norwood redevelopment includes:

  • the construction of a new 40,000-square-metre main facility
  • demolition of the North Pavilion building
  • demolition of the CHOICE Day Centre, after construction of a new replacement building
  • a major renovation of the Angus McGugan Pavilion

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Lobbyists Act changes would enhance transparency

Minister Gray speaks about proposed amendments to the Lobbyists Act

If passed, amendments to the Lobbyists Act would better ensure that lobbying activities are easy to access and track. Proposed changes would further regulate lobbyists and enhance oversight of their activities to improve confidence in government decision-making.

“Albertans have the right to know who is trying to influence the government. The proposed changes would make this information more transparent and accessible. We are committed to ensuring Albertans have confidence in their government.”  

Christina Gray, Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal

Changes to improve transparency in Alberta lobbying activity

A significant amount of lobbying activity currently goes unreported and in secret due to loose rules and loopholes. If passed, the proposed amendments would:

  • Restrict lobbyists from giving money, gifts or other benefits to public office holders that would place a public office holder in a conflict of interest.
  • Require lobbying activity be reported regardless of who asked for the meeting or made the first call.
  • Require individuals or groups who lobby government on behalf of their employer or business to register this activity after 50 hours of lobbying in a year, including preparation time.
  • Prohibit contingency fee payment arrangements to ensure lobbying is done objectively.
  • Include grassroots communication in the definition of lobbying to reflect modern lobbying practices.

Quick facts

  • Lobbyists communicate with public office holders in an attempt to influence government decisions as part of their work.
    • Organization lobbyists are employed by an organization to lobby the government as a part of their job, or they may be business owners or partners who attempt to influence government decisions related to their business.
    • Consultant lobbyists are retained for a fee to lobby about a particular issue on behalf of their client.
  • Asking for information or clarification is not considered lobbying, thus protecting public access to government officials.
  • People who do not receive any form of payment to lobby government on matters unrelated to their business do not have to register.
  • Indigenous elders acting in their official capacity would not be considered lobbyists.
  • Elected officials and their staff or public servants are not considered lobbyists.
  • The Ethics Commissioner of Alberta is responsible for maintaining and administering a registry of lobbyists that is publicly available.
  • Lobbyists are required to provide information to the Ethics Commissioner of Alberta.
  • Alberta’s Lobbyist Registry contains information identifying lobbyists, the focus of their lobbying efforts and who is being lobbied. The registry also contains information about the organization the lobbyist is working for, if the lobbyist is a former public office holder and all communication techniques.

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