The Ministers of Indigenous Relations and Human Services issued the following statements in response to today’s release of the Auditor General’s and Child and Youth Advocate’s reports on Indigenous children in care.
The province is establishing an Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) composed of members from industry, environmental organizations, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to advise government on the oil-sands aspects of its Climate Leadership Plan and ensure that its initiatives are effective and widely supported.
A multimillion-dollar expansion of Fort Edmonton Park, supported by the Alberta government, means new jobs and economic growth for the city, the province and one of Alberta’s favourite tourism destinations.
More than 100 host sites have opened their gates and signed on for Open Farm Days 2016. With an enticing array of family fun activities, this year’s event, to be held Aug. 20 and 21, promises to be the best ever.
The Government of Alberta has updated and expanded its sunshine list to reflect staff salaries from 2015. Before the end of the day, nearly 150 agencies, boards and commissions are also required to post compensation paid to public-sector workers in 2015 to meet the legislated requirement.
Officials with the South African agency Working on Fire have confirmed that firefighters deployed in Alberta to help battle the forest blaze in the Fort McMurray area have been paid according to Alberta labour laws.
With the strongest balance sheet in the country, the Alberta government maintained nearly $50 billion in provincially owned net assets, despite the continued economic downturn and declining revenue due to the volatile price of oil.