The Notley government has announced a three-member panel to meet with community leaders in regions affected by the transition away from coal-fired electricity.
The Advisory Panel on Coal Communities will begin discussions with workers most affected by the moth-balling of coal-fired power plants and associated mining operations, including those in and around Parkland and Leduc Counties, Forestburg and Hanna.
The panel’s goal is to gather information about challenges and opportunities, to share information and resources about current programs and supports and to generate ideas for training and new opportunities.
The panelists have decades of combined experience working with government, labour and industry.
Members are Ritu Khullar, Ken Devaney, Kerry Jothen.
In addition to the facilitated consultations, Albertans can share ideas on the issue using the online feedback form found here.