ADVOCACY

BILD Alberta advocates for members in order to advance business certainty. Through regular discussions with government, we advocate for developing and building affordable, efficient, innovative and liveable communities that serve the needs of all Albertans.

Advocacy Priorities

Recovery & New Normal

April 30, 2020

While the world and our industry have changed over the past month and a half, the mission and work of BILD Alberta continues. Early on in this crisis our priorities shifted to ensuring construction sites remain open. As a result of BILD Alberta’s (and local associations’) strong relationships with government, and advocacy efforts, permits are…

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Advocacy Updates

BILD Alberta advocates for members in order to advance business certainty. Through regular discussions with government, we advocate for developing and building affordable, efficient, innovative and liveable communities that serve the needs of all Albertans.

Permit Delays Resolved Amended Ministerial Order

April 17, 2020

Municipal Affairs signed a Ministerial Order (No. 022/20) on March 25, 2020. The Order extended the timelines for appeal periods, subdivision approvals, public hearings and several other matters to October 1, 2020. While unintended, this Order effectively halted the majority of municipal permits and approvals. BILD Alberta has been working with Municipal Affairs to address…

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Ontario Closes Construction Sites

April 3, 2020

Earlier today, the Government of Ontario announced a revised list of essential businesses. The restrictions are aimed at further reducing contact between people and stopping the spread of COVID-19. The updated restrictions included the stoppage of NEW construction starts.At the present time, we are not aware of the Government of Alberta pursuing similar restrictions but…

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Business Resilience through the COVID-19 Crisis

March 31, 2020

Growing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as and its impacts on our members and Alberta’s economy are unprecedented. All BILD Alberta work has shifted to identifying solutions that will help member companies navigate through these incredibly challenging times. BILD Alberta, CHBA National and local associations across the province will be engaging with their…

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Red Tape Reduction

February 3, 2020

BILD’s advocacy to remove red tape for home builders was successful during the recent election and was included in the UCP Platform. We have made nearly 30 submissions to Alberta’s Associate Ministry of Red Tape Reduction to address the regulatory burden on land developers, home builders, trades and suppliers. These touch on several ministries including Municipal…

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