Friday, October 23, 2009

Anglin to speak at Alberta Party AGM

Rimbey, AB) Joe Anglin, the leader of the Lavesta Area Group, will be speaking on Bill-50 Saturday October 24th at the Alberta Party AGM at Stanford Inn 4704 50th Street Red Deer, Red Deer, AB.
The AGM begins at 10:00 am, and Anglin will speak at noon. This is an Alberta Party function and the press and public is invited to attend. There is a $20 charge for non-members, which includes lunch and the speaker; call Fred for more info (403) 225-4485.
Bill-50 proposes to give the Cabinet (Minister) the authority to arbitrarily determine which transmission line proposals will be deemed critical projects. When passed, the Cabinet (Minister) will have the authority to approve any project, without the necessity of a regulatory process or public hearing. Before Bill-50 has even passed the minister is announcing the approval of $16 billion in expenditures to build giant transmission lines from Northern Alberta to reach the California market.
Ironically, Bill-50 is not necessary; the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) already has the legislative authority to approve any project, if the matter is urgent, without giving notice or holding a hearing. The AUC only needs justification and proof that the matter is sufficient and urgent.
Why Bill-50 and what is the difference between the AUC’s current legislative authority and the newly proposed authority in Bill 50? The AUC’s engineers are held accountable to the ethical standards of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). When Bill 50 is passed, the Cabinet, or Minister, will not be held accountable to any ethical standards governing engineers.

For more information Contact

Joe Anglin
(403) 843-3279
(403) 963-0521 cell
Leader, Lavesta Area Group

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