New city charters on their way
Although Budget 2015 dominated the headlines last week, the Province also quietly passed Bill 20, the first of a series of amendments to the Municipal Government Act. Included in the bill were provisions allowing for the creation of city charters in Edmonton and Calgary, something your Calgary Chamber has long supported. While the Chamber is pleased to see this increase in autonomy for Alberta’s largest cities, the new provisions aren't ideal.
Read about our concerns over unchecked municipal autonomy as a result of this legislation.