UCP Government’s New K-6 Curriculum

The Alberta Legislature resumes its spring sitting this afternoon after a week off for a constituency week. You can expect that the UCP government’s new K-6 curriculum, unveiled last week to much criticism from the NDP opposition and some teachers in the province will be a major topic of conversation in Question Period.

Alberta’s emergency management cabinet committee met this morning to discuss the ever evolving COVID-19 situation in the province with climbing case numbers and variant outbreaks. Variant cases now account for 39 per cent of active cases and Alberta is in a third wave. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will hold a media availability at 3:30 p.m. where additional restrictions may be expected.

As of April 5, Alberta has 10,582 active cases with 887 new cases, 312 in hospital, 76 in intensive care and 1,998 deaths. To date there have been 707,482 vaccine doses administered in the province.

Below you’ll find a recap of other government announcements and Orders in Council since our last edition.

Government of Alberta Announcements

Orders in Council

OC 97/2021: Makes the Film and Television Tax Credit Amendment Regulation to regulate transitional funding for the tax credit effective January 19, 2021.

OC 98/2021: Makes the Timber Management Amendment Regulation making housekeeping changes, updating general rate of timber dues and administrative penalties.

OC 99/2021: Makes the Forest Resources Improvement Amendment Regulation clarifying some language regarding reforestation and extending the expiry to April 30, 2028.

OC 100/2021: Makes the Salary Restraint Regulation for designated executives at agencies, boards and commissions with the restraint period going from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.