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ELC Comments on Bill 46 Amendments

The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) is pleased to provide its comments on the Government's amendments to Bill 46. These comments, along with the July 11, 2007 comments of the ELC in respect of the Bill as initially introduced, can be found on the ELC's website at

Posted December 4, 2007 by russ

Government Amendments to Bill 46 Insufficient

Premier Stelmach Must Have All-Party Committee Hear From Albertans

Calgary – November 29, 2007 – Local landowner groups – including the Lavesta Area Group, Pembina Agricultural Protection Association and Livingstone Landowner Group – and the Pembina Institute are repeating their call for Premier Stelmach to send Bill 46 to an all-party committee to have public hearings and improve the bill before passing it in the legislature. Read more »

Posted November 29, 2007 by Anonymous

Kill Bill 46 Rally

What: A Rally of citizens concerned about the negative effects of the Government's proposed Bill 46 on peoples rights to participate in energy and utilities regulatory proceedings. When: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 12:00 Noon sharp Where: Alberta Legislature Building (10800 97 Avenue), Edmonton Read more »

Lunch by the Books: Energy, Sustainability, and Alberta's Future

Diana Gibson, Research Director of the Parkland Institute, will be giving the following presentation as part of this year's Lunch by the Books series:Energy, Sustainability, and Alberta's FutureNovember 15, 2007 Read more »

Open Public Forum: Bill 46, Royalty Review, and Energy Issues in Alberta

This event will critically analyze the state of our democracy today. The impressive panel will represent divergent views, allowing for an informative and vigorous debate. Speakers

  • Joe Anglin: businessman, writer, and landowner rights advocate
  • Andrew Nikiforuk: award winning journalist and author, environmental columnist with CBC
  • Ray Prins: MLA for Lacombe / Ponoka (PC Party)

Q & A to follow speakers. Read more »

Pembina Institute Calls for Changes to Bill 46 (Alberta Utilities Commission Act)

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2007

Bill Needs Major Amendments to Protect Citizens’ Rights to be Heard

CALGARY - Today the Pembina Institute adds its voice to a growing list of outraged landowner and environmental groups that say that Bill 46 will eliminate or reduce Albertans’ already-limited rights to participate in important decisions about energy development. The Pembina Institute is calling on Premier Ed Stelmach to make major changes to the Bill and to demonstrate that the government respects public input by convening a public hearing before an all-party committee of the Legislature.

Bill 46 is the Alberta Government’s proposed legislation to shift the regulation of electrical transmission lines and other utilities from the Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) to a new Alberta Utilities Commission. "The legislation does not stop at the division of responsibilities between the two agencies. It also includes a series of changes that would significantly limit public involvement in energy decision making," says Steve Kennett, Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute. Read more »

Posted November 2, 2007 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Edmonton Bill 46 Meeting

Rocked by scandal, the decision-making process for major electricity projects under the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) will be restructured in the November sitting of the Alberta Legislature if Bill 46, the Alberta Utilities Commission Act is passed into law.But this new law will reduce the requirements for public notice of major power projects; make it harder for the public to participate in public hearings; and award the new commission broad, court-like powers to compel persons to appear before them, to compel incriminating testimony, and to jail people for contempt. Read more »

YEP Speaker Event: NDP Green Energy Plan

Event: An Evening with Brian MasonDate: Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Doors @ 5 pm. Speaker at 5:30 pmDescription: YEP Edmonton is pleased to present this special evening with Brian Mason, Leader of the NDP Opposition in Alberta. Mr. Mason will speak to us about the newly-released NDP Green Energy Plan. This will be an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts on Alberta's energy future. Read more »

Action Alert: Bill 46 Protest

Approximately 20 MLAs will be in attendance at the Premier's Dinner with Ed Stelmach, at the Capri Centre Hotel (3310 50 Avenue) in Red Deer. Protest against Bill 46 starts at 6:00pm in the parking lot. Bring Signs — "Kill Bill 46" For more information go to and

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