August 23, 2017

The Government of Alberta has recently released the regulation that details the city charters that the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary will receive. The city charters are an effort to recognize the unique needs of Alberta’s two largest metropolitan centres.

The City Charter Regulation covers several broad areas including:

  • Administrative Efficiency
  • Supporting Community Well Being
  • Smarter Community Planning
  • Empowering Local Environmental Stewardship

Additional fiscal or financial components are to be discussed and detailed later.

The AAMDC, with assistance from the Government of Alberta, has compiled the key features of the City Charter Regulation here.

To read the City Charter Regulation, click here with additional information to be found here.

The AAMDC has supported the city charters process to meet the two cities’ unique needs and has provided ongoing feedback to this process with the expectation that the charters do not provide unfair competitive advantages to the cities over their rural neighbours, or that the charters would compromise the local autonomy of those rural municipalities in the metropolitan regions.

The AAMDC will be drafting a response to the City Charter Regulation but if AAMDC members have specific feedback, please share it with AAMDC Policy Analyst Matt Dow at

Enquiries may be directed to:

Matt Dow
Policy Analyst

Kim Heyman
Director, Advocacy & Communications

Download this file (08 23 17 City Charters Regulation Released.pdf)08 23 17 City Charters Regulation Released.pdf 

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