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Upon Royal Assent from Alberta’s lieutenant-governor, the province will officially eliminate the office of the independent Alberta Election Commissioner. The move makes the commissioner a staff position under the Chief Electoral Officer. Bill 22, Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions […]

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November 8, 2019  •  

Recall Bill in Alberta Legislature

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On November 6, a bill to allow recall elections of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) was reported to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Bill 204, the Election Recall Act, allows constituents to petition for the recall of an MLA […]

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On June 11, several significant amendments to Alberta’s provincial lobbying law took effect when the Lobbyists Amendment Act, 2018, came into force by Royal Assent. The most substantial change in the existing Lobbyist Act is the reduction of an organizational […]

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On April 11, a bill was introduced in the Alberta Legislative Assembly to amend the providence’s lobbying laws. Bill 11, Lobbyists Amendment Act, 2018, lowers the threshold required for lobbyist registration from 100 hours per year spent lobbying to 50 […]

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November 27, 2017  •  

Alberta By-Election on December 14

On December 14, a provincial by-election will be held for the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (MLA) seat representing the Calgary-Lougheed electoral division. MLA Dave Rodney resigned from the Legislative Assembly earlier this fall to create a vacancy […]

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On June 6, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada, adjourned for the summer. Legislation passed during the 3rd Session of the 29th Legislature include Bill 8, entitled An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government and Bill 11, Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower […]

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The NDP government in Alberta introduced legislation to limit what individuals can donate to political campaigns and limit the amount each party can spend during an election. Individuals would be limited to $4,000 in the aggregate per calendar year when […]

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Opposition parties say legislative members in Alberta are attempting to rush through campaign finance changes to disproportionately benefit the New Democratic Party. NDP members have proposed a $4,000 annual limit on political contributions to political parties, constituency associations, nominated candidates, […]

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A new system is expected to replace Alberta’s outdated lobbyist registry as early as November. The current system moves slowly, is incompatible with certain internet browsers, and does not produce accurate search results. Lobbyists will need to create new accounts […]

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Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, issued a writ to administer a by-election for the Calgary-Greenway electoral district to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly. In the wake of the tragic passing of Progressive Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar last […]

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Alberta’s New Democratic Party has filed a calendar for the Second Session of the 29th Legislature and announced starting dates for the spring and fall sittings. The spring sitting will commence March 8 with a throne speech and is expected […]

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A by-election for the riding of Calgary-Foothills will be held on September 3, 2015. Former Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice vacated the seat when the New Democratic Party gained control of the Legislative Assembly in the May 5 provincial election. […]

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Corporations and labor unions will no longer be permitted to donate to political parties in Alberta. Bill 1 passed its third reading on Monday, June 22, and when signed into law, will be retroactively effective to June 15, the day […]

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Chief Electoral Officer Glen Resler confirms writs were delivered today to administer elections across Alberta. Although Alberta has a fixed election set for spring 2016, Lt. Gov. Donald Ethell agreed to dissolve the Legislative Assembly at the premier’s request. Candidate […]

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