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The City is encouraging residents to “ask about Edmonton” during the Alberta 2019 election campaign. Share your own questions using #askaboutYEG.

Why provincial support matters to Edmonton

  • Building major infrastructure in Edmonton is highly dependent on funding from the Alberta government and the federal government
  • In Edmonton’s four-year capital budget of $4.3 billion, Edmonton will receive $526 million in federal funding and $1.2 billion in provincial funding
  • About 40% of Edmonton’s infrastructure and city-building budget comes from other orders of government
  • A new infrastructure funding deal for Edmonton and Calgary was recently approved with the Alberta government - City Charters Fiscal Framework
    • Both cities will share $500 million annually for infrastructure funding (starting in 2022)
    • Both cities will share $400 million annually for long term transit funding (starting in 2027)
    • An additional $50 million annually will be provided for regionally significant infrastructure shared between Edmonton region, Calgary region, and other Alberta urban regions

The City wants to ensure that public transportation supports city growth now and in the future. What role should the province play in helping Edmonton build transit to manage growth and congestion?

The job market is changing, and Edmonton is poised to be a leader in the careers of the future. What are your party’s priorities for jobs in our city and for ensuring Edmonton’s long-term economic prosperity?

The City of Edmonton believes that safe, adequate and affordable housing is fundamental to the physical, economic and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. What is your party’s view on housing?

Edmonton invests heavily in roads as a critical component of our city's transportation system. What role should the province play in helping Edmonton build a transportation system that will ensure the efficient movement of people, goods and services? 

We can act locally to address the global impacts of climate change and to protect our quality of life, health and economy. What is your party’s position on Edmonton’s work in adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change on our city?

The City runs 75 lines of business and offers programs and services that impact people’s lives every day. What role do you think the province can play to provide a foundation for the high quality of life that Edmontonians expect?

Why ask about Edmonton?

During the Alberta election, the City of Edmonton encourages all parties and all candidates to discuss the important economic, environmental and social matters that will impact our city and the lives of Edmontonians.

Edmonton is a major contributor to Alberta’s economy and quality of life. Our City needs support from the provincial government — especially on large infrastructure projects — to manage growth, prosper and thrive. City-building depends on support from the province.

Provincial elections are an opportunity for Edmontonians to ask about the priorities of all provincial parties and candidates. Edmonton residents can champion their city and ask about the issues important to them and to their city. Edmontonians should know how the provincial parties and candidates plan to keep our city’s momentum going.

The City encourages residents to “ask about Edmonton” during the Alberta 2019 election campaign and raise important issues that matter to our city such as transit, jobs, housing, roads, climate and more. 

Feel free to share your own questions on social media using the #askaboutYEG hashtag.

For More Information

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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