Following the endorsement of resolutions by RMA members, the RMA forwards the resolutions to the appropriate provincial or federal ministry or organization for an initial response. Based on the response received, the RMA assigns the resolution a status and drafts an initial reaction.
The RMA updates the resolutions database
and issues bulletins with updates as responses are received. The RMA has received responses to twelve of the twenty-four resolutions passed at the 2022 Fall Convention, with an additional response to one member resolution passed at the 2022 Spring Convention. Given these responses, the RMA has drafted an initial reaction to the thirteen resolutions.
The government responses, statuses, and the RMA reactions can be viewed for each resolution on the RMA Resolutions Database
|1-22F||Volunteer Firefighters as Medical First Responders|
|2-22F||Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists Training for Rural Healthcare|
|3-22F||Provide for a Uniform Method of Auditing and Enforcing Compliance with Community Aggregate Payment Levy Bylaws|
|4-22F||Well Drilling Equipment Tax Regulation|
|7-22F||Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Reform|
|8-22F||Rural Mental Health Advocacy|
|12-22F||Restore Grants-in-Lieu of Taxes for Public Housing Management Authorities|
|Exemption of Natural Gas and Propane for Agriculture Under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act|
|18-22F||Regulations for Motorists Passing School Buses with Amber Lights Flashing|
|20-22F||Lost Road Closure Files|
|21-22F||Loss of Agricultural Land to Renewable Energy Projects|
|24-22F||Improved Crop Insurance for Market Gardens|
|6-22S||Responsiveness of Service Delivery by Quasi-independent Agencies in Alberta|
The RMA plans to release its spring 2023 Advocacy Report Card in the coming months, which will include statuses and reactions to all other fall 2022 resolutions for which a government response is received, as well as status and reaction updates to all other active resolutions.
Policy & Research Analyst
Manager of Policy & Advocacy