Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bill 19 Controversy

The infamous Bill 19, presented to the Alberta Legislature for first reading by Infrastructure Minister Jack Hayden some time ago, is now being raked over the coals by community groups spearheaded by activists Joe Anglin and Edwin Erickson. The bill seeks to give the same minister unprecedented powers over Alberta landowners in order to pave the way for unspecified developments.
As demonstrated by Joe Anglin in the Leslieville Elks' Hall on April 8, to about 40 people, the bill seeks to replace previous legislation and transfer the power of the courts into the hands of a public figure with no qualifications to deal with such matters. This bill should be a red flag for Albertans because it shows that special interest groups have infiltrated the Government of Alberta.

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