Stony Plain contemplates joining communities in support of the resource industry

Council to weigh options during Monday's council meeting.

Stony Plain is looking into joining a nation-wide effort that aims to share the concerns of communities affected by issues in the resource industry.

Discussions at Monday's council meeting will determine whether the town will join the Resource Communities of Canada Coalition (RCCC). 

The organization has yet to formally establish itself, but already has municipalities throughout Canada on-board. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) as well as its Saskatchewan and Manitoba equivalents have supported the formation of the group.

The RCCC has three first actions it’s planning to take.

The first would see the group heading to Quebec in May for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities meeting to call on the Federal government to further develop nation-building, resource development infrastructure projects. The next step is to testify against Bill C-69 at Senate Committee hearings in Fort McMurray and Calgary.  The third goal is to officially unite the RCCC.

Monday's council meeting starts at 6:00. 

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