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Province invites Albertans to learn about Bill 36, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act

Open house information sessions begin May 6
29 Apr 2009

Edmonton… The Government of Alberta will host a series of open houses to give Albertans the opportunity to learn about and discuss Bill 36, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA).

Albertans have said they want the government to provide leadership in land-use planning. The Land-use Framework is the result of nearly three years of consultation with Albertans. The ALSA legislation creates the authority for regional plans to meet the unique needs of each of the seven regions under the Land-use Framework. Albertans will be consulted to help define the future of the region in which they live.

"The Land-use Framework is the most comprehensive planning approach ever advanced in our province and provides a blueprint for sustainable growth and the protection of our environment," said Sustainable Resource Development Minister Ted Morton. "Bill 36, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, will initiate a new era of stewardship for Alberta's air, land, water and wildlife and allow us to pursue sustainable growth."

The open house sessions start May 6 in Grande Prairie. The purpose is to discuss Bill 36 and provide information on how it supports the Land-use Framework.

The open houses run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Government of Alberta staff will also be available to answer questions.

For more information on the open houses, visit www.landuse.alberta.ca.

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Backgrounder: List of information session locations, dates and times

Media inquiries may be directed to:

Josephine Lamy
Communications
Sustainable Resource Development
780-427-8636

To call toll-free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

Posted May 2, 2009 by Anonymous