A Message from the Deputy Minister

26 Mar 2019 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

To:      All Municipalities

Following the review of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), and the public consultation held from June 20 to July 31, 2018, a suite of policy amendments were drafted based upon feedback received during the consultation process. As a result, amendments to the LAEA were tabled in the legislature on November 5, 2018, and received Royal Assent on December 11, 2018.

Amendments to the LAEA came into force on January 1, 2019, with the exception of Part 9, which relates to the expansion of the Alberta Election Commissioner’s role in local elections. Part 9 will come into force on August 1, 2019.

In order to assist you in applying the new legislation, Municipal Affairs is pleased to provide you with a number of fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and anLAEA implementation checklist.

Should you have any questions regarding the legislation or the attachments, please do not hesitate to contact Municipal Affairs at 780-427-2225 (Edmonton and area) or 310-0000 (toll-free in Alberta).

Brad Pickering
Deputy Minister

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