Legislation Recap – Summer 2019
We hope you’re enjoying your summer and have recovered from any Stampede hangovers.
We’ve had a busy summer so far, launching our new website, adding some new talent to our roster, and relocating our downtown Calgary office. You can find us in our new digs at the Petex Building, Suite 430, 600 6 Avenue SW. Be sure to come by for a visit!
The roundup today will look back at the legislative activity that concluded earlier this month and the Orders in Council that might have snuck past you over the last few weeks.
The first session of the 30th Legislature concluded after a marathon 46-hour sitting, the longest in Alberta history. The NDP-led filibuster focused on Bill 8 but also included debate on Bill 13, the Alberta Senate Election Act. Much of the debate devolved into talking points that were seen during the spring election. The house will now rest until after the fall federal election (set for October 21) but there is sure to be news coming from the UCP’s Blue Ribbon Panel report to be released in August along with the energy war room.
Since the house rose on July 5, elected officials have been busy flipping pancakes and shaking hands at Stampede, in Red Deer and now in Edmonton where the Premier’s K-Days pancake breakfast was held last Thursday.
Below you’ll find the final stages of government legislation and a recap of Orders in Council passed since our last Roundup.