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Alberta government providing grants for senate elections

Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved last week an appendix to the Alberta Senate Election Act, which could lead to grants being available during senate elections.

Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved last week an appendix to the Alberta Senate Election Act, which could lead to grants being available during senate elections.

If the minister of municipal affairs chooses to issue grants, they would be provided to help elected authorities or other bodies facilitate the voting of a senate election.

If an election is required under the Local Authorities Election Act in a municipality or ward, the organization conducting the vote can be paid a grant of $1,000 or $1 per capita, whichever is greater. If the election isn’t required under the LAEA, the organization could receive double that amount for their grant.

For Métis settlements, the grant would be $2 per capita or $2,000, whichever is greater.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 4 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I am a political economy student at the University of Athabasca, working on my second undergrad degree.

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