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AUMA supports April 7 amendments to Emergency Management Act

April 8, 2020

Alberta’s municipalities and AUMA fully support the provincial government’s April 7 announcement about amending the Emergency Management Act. The extension of local states of emergency for up to 90 days are a necessary step to respond to Alberta’s evolving situation.

We also expect that providing the Minister of Municipal Affairs with the power to modify a state of emergency, without terminating it, will remove unnecessary red tape during this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We've been supportive of many of the provincial government's legislative modifications in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

We look forward to working with the provincial government to continue supporting communities through these exceptional times.

Municipalities and the Government of Alberta have traditionally had a very strong working relationship with emergency management, and we are committed to continue to work together as partners through this health emergency.