Councillor feels Alberta municipal affairs minister considers Edmonton city council ‘urban pinkos’

While tabling a request for a report on housing at Wednesday’s Community and Public Services Committee, Councillor Michael Walters ripped Edmonton’s Members of the Legislative Assembly for what they’re not saying. “All Edmonton MLAs are complicit in this issue of…

Manufacturers, oil and gas industrial sites could get property tax break under new bill

A new bill before the legislature would allow municipalities to extend new commercial property tax exemptions to manufacturing, processing and other industrial sites to help towns attract and retain businesses. Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu speaks about the tabled legislation…

Alberta premier urges federal ministers to take province’s concerns seriously

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 20, 2019 7:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Premier Jason Kenney is urging federal cabinet ministers with portfolios of interest to Alberta to…

Municipalities can tax cannabis growers at commercial rates in 2020

Towns, counties and other municipalities will be allowed to charge cannabis growers commercial property tax rates in 2020, Alberta’s municipal affairs minister says. Cannabis growers could previously be deemed farms, which made them exempt from property taxes in Alberta. Dean…

Commercial cannabis producers in Alberta to start paying property taxes

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 13, 2019 1:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Municipalities in Alberta are to get a new source of revenue next year when commercial…

Iveson hopeful about fiscal relationship with province after meeting with municipal affairs minister

Mayor Don Iveson admits changes that the province unilaterally imposed on Edmonton and other municipalities won’t be fixed in the short term, however, after his one-on-one meeting with Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu, he’s hopeful a better deal can be…

Alberta minister warns Edmonton and Calgary will have to cut city spending following provincial budget

October 22 2019 8:27pm Alberta’s municipal affairs minister says Edmonton and Calgary should be ready to make tough choices, following Thursday’s provincial budget. But as Sarah Ryan reports, how he gave that warning is raising some eyebrows. ‘ }); }…