On November 23, 2012, AAMDC President Bob Barss was a guest on the Alberta Primetime television show regarding the current issues facing rural bridge infrastructure. Speaking from Ottawa via video conference, President Barss was part of a discussion panel that included leader of the Alberta NDP, Brian Mason, and President of MPA Engineering Ltd, Stewart Hagan.

The topic of discussion related to the October 2012 Report of the Auditor General that provided a series of recommendations to the Ministry of Transportation regarding the inspection of provincial bridges. President Barss spoke to the safety of bridge infrastructure in rural Alberta and also discussed the shortfall in funding for the needed replacement of bridge structures.

Please click here to watch the show.

The AAMDC continues to advocate for funding to assist with the maintenance and replacement of rural bridge infrastructure. In November, the AAMDC published its third issue of Rural Connects, which focused on bridge infrastructure needs in rural areas. This was distributed at the Fall 2012 Convention and was also sent to all Members of the Legislative Assembly. Over the next 10 years, local bridge infrastructure will require an investment of approximately $70 million per year to address the needs for bridge improvements and replacements. With the importance of Alberta’s transportation network for economic growth, the AAMDC will continue to promote the need for the province’s partnership in funding local bridge infrastructure.

Alberta Primetime is a daily current affairs show airing weeknights (7pm MST) across Alberta on CTV Two Alberta.

 

Enquiries may be directed to:

Darren Reedy
Policy Analyst
780.955.4085

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy and Communications
780.955.4079

 

Latest News

25 May 2016 22:21 District 5 AAMDC MGA Consultation Rescheduled – Register Now!

Due to an unforeseen delay in the release of the Municipal Government Act, the AAMDC has been forced to reschedule the MGA consultation planned for May 31st in Vermilion. Please note the rescheduled event will be held on: June 7 – Vermilion (Lakeland College, 5707 College Drive) – Register Here It...

Read More ...
25 May 2016 17:01 Government of Alberta Introduces Bill 20: the Climate Leadership Implementation Act

On May 25, 2016, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act into the Alberta legislature. The Climate Leadership Implementation Act enacts the Climate Leadership Act as presented in Schedule 1 and the Energy Efficiency Alberta Act as set out in Schedule...

Read More ...
19 May 2016 22:20 Register for AAMDC Consultations on MGA Amendments

For the past two years, the Government of Alberta has been reviewing the Municipal Government Act, which provides the legal framework for Alberta’s municipalities and was last updated in 1995. Later this month, it is anticipated that the Government of Alberta will be tabling a number of...

Read More ...

AAMDC Trade

To enhance the buying power of all members and associate members by ensuring the availability of quality, competitively-priced goods and services on a province wide basis.
 

Jubilee Insurance

Jubilee Insurance Agencies Ltd. has been helping make organizations safer for over 50 years.
 

PFA Canada

PFA Canada helps create mutually beneficial relationships between fuel suppliers and our AAMDC member municipalities and associations.
 

Advocacy

Advocacy works to ensure that provincial and federal decision-makers, industry and other relevant stakeholders understand and incorporate rural Alberta’s best interests in their policies.