Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Relocation Pilot Project

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THAT the Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation (WBEDC) and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Administration be directed to bring forward within 30 days a Relocation Pilot Project for Council’s consideration that encourages transient workers in the RMWB to consider moving to the RMWB; and

THAT the Relocation Pilot Project include incentives, such as financial assistance matching of their employers, for up to $5,000.00 for a minimum three (3) year term.

 

Meeting History

May 12, 2020 4:00 PM Video Council Meeting
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Councillor K. McGrath spoke to his motion, noting that the relocation pilot project to attract transient workers to move to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo would be a great investment.

Ron Pelletier, resident, spoke in opposition to the proposed relocation pilot project, noting that people have the right to choose where they live and work.

RESULT:CARRIED [6 TO 5]
MOVER:Keith McGrath, Councillor
SECONDER:Verna Murphy, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Bruce Inglis, Keith McGrath, Jane Stroud
AGAINST:Sheila Lalonde, Phil Meagher, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Claris Voyageur