June 18, 2021 •
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Adjourns for the Summer
On June 16, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta adjourned for the summer.
Lawmakers passed Bill 68, the Election Statutes Amendment Act, 2021, which unambiguously states that a member of the Legislative Assembly, including a member of the Executive Council in his or her capacity as a member of the Legislative Assembly, is not prohibited from publicly expressing his or her views on the subject-matter of a referendum. Bill 202, the Conflicts of Interest (Protecting the Rule of Law) Amendment Act, 2020, has stalled in the Assembly. The bill would impose more stringent ethics law upon members of the Assembly.
The Assembly is tentatively scheduled to reconvene on October 25.
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