Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo


Council Motion - Waiver of Adherence to Trade Agreements for Local Contractors


Department:Legislative ServicesSponsors:


THAT the Mayor be authorized to send a letter to the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism and the Minister of Service Alberta requesting that adherence to the various trade agreements for scopes of work for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) be waived for a period of 18 months to allow local contractors first right of refusal on work scoped by the RMWB, provided that local contractors have the capacity and capabilities to perform the work required. The intent of this letter is to advocate on behalf of the residents and business in the RMWB to support the local economy throughout the ongoing pandemic and downturn in the oil industry in our region.

Meeting History

May 27, 2020 4:00 PM Video Council Meeting
draft Draft

Councillor K. McGrath

MOVER:Keith McGrath, Councillor
SECONDER:Krista Balsom, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Bruce Inglis, Sheila Lalonde, Keith McGrath, Phil Meagher, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud
ABSENT:Claris Voyageur