Advocacy Priorities

Advocacy Priorities

City Council is responsible for advocating the needs and desires of City residents and stakeholders to both the Province of Alberta and the Federal Government. 

In 2022, Grande Prairie City Council is advocating for:

  • Electricity and Natural Gas Distribution Costs
  • Attraction and Retention of Health Care Professionals
  • Local Government Funding Framework
  • Provincial Support for Industrial Attraction programs
  • Hwy 40X - Southwest Ring Road

In addition to the five key priorities, there are several other advocacy initiatives that would remain on Council’s radar:

  • Seniors Home Care
  • Provincial Police Force
  • Community-Based Health Supports for vulnerable population
  • Rent Subsidy funding
  • Homelessness supports
  • County upgrades RR63 (116 Street – City limits to Correction Line)
  • Local Court of Queen’s Bench Justices
  • Reduced carbon pricing for facilities using CHP technology or similar
  • Regional sharing of linear/machinery & equipment property taxes