Alberta Introduces Comprehensive “Redemption” Bill Affecting Laws Across Nine Ministries

On March 8, Alberta’s UCP government announced a comprehensive “good-for-nothing” policy that strengthened property rights for landowners and provided benefits to firefighters who developed certain cancers after fighting the Fort McMurray bushfires. I submitted the bureaucracy bill.

Bill 9Also known as the Bureaucracy Reduction Act Amendment Act of 2023, it is the state’s seventh bureaucracy reduction bill. If passed, the bill would amend 14 separate pieces of existing legislation across nine government departments.

Dale Nally, Alberta’s minister of services and cut bureaucracy, said the bill’s aim is not just to eliminate red tape, but to regulate it more efficiently.

“Smarter regulation can often help us deliver government services to Albertans more efficiently and effectively,” he said. Said At a press conference on March 8.

One proposed amendment to the bill would amend the Workers Compensation Act to provide presumed cancer insurance for firefighters involved in fighting the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. The bill would allow firefighters and their families to access benefits and support without a specific exposure period requirement. Link cancer to work.

Under the Current Workers Compensation Board rulefirefighters must have served 10 years with regular exposure to fire hazards to be eligible for brain cancer compensation and benefits, and lung cancer eligibility if they are nonsmokers. You have to work for 15 years to get

Brian Jean, Minister for Jobs, the Economy and Northern Development, also spoke at the press conference.

“This fire was unprecedented in the history of Alberta. , never before,” said Jean, whose home was also destroyed in the fire.

“This special amendment, which we propose here today, recognizes that men and women have taken and endured incredible risks.”

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Another important amendment suspends government income support for unpaid warrants for violent offenders. The law will be amended to allow unpaid warrants to be disclosed to the Director of Income Support.

The government said the bill would also clarify trespassing laws to show that rules on trespassing on private property in Avatan also apply to federal employees.

Gene said an explanation was needed, so the federal government “is aware that trespass laws apply to them”.

“They are not our bosses. They need to see where the line is drawn,” he said.

“Federal law does not replace state law. We are partners in the coalition,” Jean added. “They have to make sure they are within their legislative powers under the Constitution.”

Among other amendments was the removal of a clause in the LRT funding agreements with Calgary and Edmonton, allowing the state to end funding projects with 90 days’ notice. The government says this will increase investment certainty and encourage bids for future public transport projects.