Alberta Parks Closure Townhall

June 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

From the Facebook event page:

Earlier this spring, the Alberta government revealed that they plan to remove 175 of Alberta’s provincial parks from the park system without public consultation or park-by-park justification. This move undermines democracy and threatens the commons; the ecological, social and cultural resources, and heritages that are shared by all.

You are invited to join the Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and Medicine Hat chapters of the Council of Canadians for an online, Alberta-wide town hall meeting at 7 PM on June 17, 2020 to discuss this threat with like-minded Albertans. The Alberta Parks Closure Town Hall is the first of a series during the coming months to discuss issues that are important to Albertans.

Expert speakers Steve Donelon and Chris Smith of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society will examine the implication of the Alberta government’s plan and suggest ways to respond. There will be an opportunity to submit written questions to the speakers.


The Council of Canadians is a grassroots-based social action organization that advocates for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public healthcare, and a vibrant democracy across Canada. Join the Alberta chapters to demand that the Alberta government protect the commons, instead of privatizing our parks.