Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo


Strategic Fly In, Fly Out Reduction Incentives Update


Department:Corporate and Community ServicesSponsors:


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1.     THAT Administration continue to collaborate with the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) and other stakeholders to develop a formal partnership to execute a plan and strategies to attract workers to reside in the region rather than choosing Fly In, Fly Out.

2.     THAT the Wood Buffalo Steering Group present quarterly progress updates to Council on proposed options.

Meeting History

Dec 11, 2018 6:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Annette Antoniak, Chief Administrative Officer, Jamie Doyle, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, and Elsie Hutton, Director, Corporate and Community Services, provided a presentation on the matter before Council.

Gilles Huizinga, resident and President, Builders, Industry and Land Development (B.I.L.D.) Wood Buffalo, spoke as a delegate and requested that Council include the business community in Fly In, Fly Out discussions.

Point of Order

During questioning of the delegate, Councillor P. Meagher raised a Point of Order, as Council cannot be directed or instructed on how to direct staff.

The Point of Order was upheld by Mayor D. Scott.

Recess A recess occurred between 6:53 p.m. and 7:03 p.m.

Jamie Doyle, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, answered questions of Council and committed to conducting further research on the number of flights to each aerodrome in the Region and providing the results to Council.

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