06 December 2011
After a debate that featured strong multi-party support, Private Member's Bill 205 has passed 2nd Reading in the Alberta Legislature. Drafted by Dave Taylor, Alberta Party MLA for Calgary-Currie, Bill 205 will amend the Municipal Government Act (MGA) so that municipalities can more effectively deal with significantly stalled, suspended or delayed developments.
05 December 2011
The following letter was sent today to the editors of the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal in follow up to an article about the Alberta Party printed in today's editions of both newspapers.
In Keith Geiren’s article on December 5th, he asked the question “What happened to the Alberta Party?”. We thought your readers might be interested in the answer.
29 November 2011
After a furious three minutes of debate squeezed in before 5pm on November 28, 2011, Bill 205 - the Municipal Government (Delayed Developments) Amendment Act, 2011 now sits in a period of stasis. Unless more time is scheduled before the house rises, on January 1, 2012, Bill 205 will die on the Order Papers.