This Week In Alberta March 17, 2023

This Week

New legislation: The Government of Alberta introduced 1 new piece of legislation this week.

  • Bill 11: Appropriation Act, 2023 ($) – Mr. Toews

$30 million for Red Deer Regional Airport: Budget 2023 is investing $30 million to expand the Red Deer Regional Airport. The investment will be used to develop new business opportunities on the north side of the airport, create an emergency access, and allow for 737 aircraft passenger service. The funding is in addition to the $7.5 million grant made in 2022 to upgrade the runway. 
Meeting with Minister Guilbeault: Minister Savage and Minister Guilbeault met this week to discuss several issues relating to the environment. The meeting focused on the recent incident at the Kearl project site, and included a discussion regarding long-term solutions for the treatment and remediation of tailings ponds. 
New medicine production facility in Edmonton: Over the past several years, the Government of Alberta has been working to create a life sciences research, development, and commercialization hub in Edmonton. New funding from the federal Canadian Critical Drug Initiative will help build a facility in Edmonton. The facility will have the capacity to produce 70 million doses of medicine annually and will support at least 60 early-stage life sciences and biomanufacturing companies creating 350 high-quality jobs.

What’s Next

Legislature: Expected legislation this coming week: 

  • Bill 12 Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2023 ($) — Hon. Mr. Toews 



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