Blackfalds supports Canadian Energy

BLACKFALDS – Blackfalds council unanimously voted in favour of backing Canadian Energy by endorsing the Resource Communities of Canada Coalition’s respectful and positive campaign to enhance pan-Canadian municipal collaboration in support of responsible resource development.

“The goal of the campaign is to help municipalities understand how our Canadian energy industry is intertwined with their communities and seek support for responsible resource development through education of elected officials, CAO’S and administrative staff,” said Mayor Richard Poole in a prepared statement.

Blackfalds council, from left, Coun. William Taylor, Coun. Laura Svab, Coun. Ray Olfert, Mayor Richard Poole, Coun. Jamie Hoover, Coun. Marina Appel, and Coun. Rebecca Stendie. (Town of Blackfalds photo)

“Responsible resource development is essential for the future of Canadian municipalities,” added Mayor Poole.

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This campaign partners with municipalities across Canada and includes Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), and over 60 Alberta communities.

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Activities took place at the recent 2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Conference to assist in promoting respectful dialogue regarding the energy industry.

Mayor and council attending FCM participated in numerous events and became familiar with the campaign.

The town will be included in the “List of Supporting Communities” supporting the Canadian energy industry through the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

This project will coordinate the Canadian municipal voice to:

  1. Advocate for a responsible resource industry.
  2. Ensure municipal perspectives are being heard on issues impacting resource development.
  3. Share factual information regarding resource development interests.

For further details visit the Town website at Or the AUMA website.

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