The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act would support family-friendly workplaces and bring Alberta’s standards into alignment with the rest of Canada, the government said Wednesday.
The government says the proposed changes are the result of previous government reviews as well as consultations with Albertans in a variety of sectors. More than 7,000 submissions were received.
Instant rebates are on offer at home improvement stores throughout the province for energy-efficient home products. The provincial government announced the new retail campaign runs from Apr. 28 to June 11. A second six-week retail campaign will be offered in the fall.
The province's Status of Women grant program, originally budgeted for $500,000, tripled in the budget year 2016-2017 to $1.5 million for community projects the government says boosts women’s safety, economic security, and leadership.
The Wildrose and Progressive Conservative caucuses have joined representatives from Alberta’s business community in calling on the NDP government to "extend and enhance the consultation process" in its review of the Labour Relations and Employment Standards Codes.
The government announced Tuesday that their new Energy Efficiency Alberta program would support homeowners and local Alberta contractors through rebates up to $3,500 for insulation, tankless hot water heaters, and windows.
The province says the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), signed Friday by federal, provincial and territorial trade ministers, will give Alberta businesses, investors, and workers increased access to Canada-wide markets, including government tenders in other provinces and territorities.