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  • Water Security Agency – 2015/2016 Annual Report

    “ “This annual report for the Water Security Agency presents the Agency’s results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It provides results of publicly committed strategies, key actions and performance measures identified in the Water Security Agency’s Plan for 2015-16. It also reflects progress toward commitments from the Government Direction for 2015-16: Keeping […]

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  • Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

    As per the Ministry of Energy “starting this summer, electricity bills will be reduced 25 on average for households across Ontario.”  This will be beneficial to many small businesses and farms! “Bills won’t increase beyond rate of inflation for four years.” Read here for more information from Ministry of Energy. Read here for other information. […]

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  • President’s Corner Issue 1

    Dear CASF Member and Industry Supporter, Happy New Year! It was an interesting, exciting and surprising year for many of us! 2017 promises to be another year of triumphs and tribulations. One thing is certain… expect the unexpected. As your newly elected President I’d like to welcome you to the first edition of President’s Corner. […]

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  • Premier Notely Statement on the Proposed federal carbon pricing…

    “In principle, the Government of Alberta supports a common price that all provinces and territories meet in their climate change plans. That ensures that we are all making the same effort, and it ensures that no one is penalized economically.” Read full article here Source: Government of Alberta, 2016    

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  • Alberta Climate Leadership Plan

    “The Alberta government has appointed a task force to provide recommendations on targeting investments in climate technology to help transition to a lower-carbon economy. As part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of Alberta will make historic investments in research and innovation that will reduce emissions. To help guide these investments, the government has […]

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  • Alberta’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    As per Alberta Energy Facts & Statistics: Alberta became the first jurisdiction in North America to legislate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions for large industrial facilities by passing the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER). The oil sands industry currently accounts for approximately 8.5 per cent of Canada’s total GHG emissions and about 0.12 per cent of […]

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  • Alberta Economic Quick Facts

    ECONOMIC OVERVIEW Because of weak oil and gas prices Alberta’s economy contracted by 4.0% in 2015 However, Alberta still leads all provinces in economic growth during the past 20 years, with an average annual GDP growth of 3.2% per year Continued weakness in oil and gas prices is also negatively impacting the Alberta economy this […]

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  • New support to create jobs, attract investment, diversify local economies

    The Alberta government published an article on September 7, 2016 “that the provincial government is giving support to municipalities and organizations to work together on economic development projects that diversify and grow local economies.”  This is part of the Alberta Jobs Plan.  Read full article here.  

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