NDP call on PCs to stop Bill 9 and listen to condo owners
EDMONTON – Alberta's NDP are calling on the government to shelve Bill 9 until Albertans can be adequately consulted, Alberta NDP Service critic Deron Bilous said today.
Bilous joined the North Alberta chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute today in its call to put Bill 9 on hold until there has been adequate consultation with Albertans.
“This PC government, once again, is trying to rush legislation that puts friends and insiders ahead of the thousands of Alberta families that own condos,” said Bilous.
Of all homes sold annually in Alberta, 20% are condos, and a third of homes in Edmonton and Calgary are condos.
“This government has had five years and two tries to get this legislation right, and they are still falling short of protecting owners. We need to stop now, and listen to the needs of Albertans instead of neglecting them in favour of developers.”
“When 300 people come out to a public meeting to voice their concerns with legislation that should be a clear signal to the government that it’s time to step back. Maybe the third time will be the charm.”
CCI North Alberta has launched www.fixbill9.ca to encourage owners and stakeholders to urge the government to stop Bill 9 until changes can be made.