CLAC Endorses Alberta's Economic Recovery Plan
Focus on skilled trades and emerging technologies will allow province to create a more diversified economy
Edmonton, AB—The Alberta Recovery Plan that was released Monday provides a road map for the province’s success as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. A $10 billion investment in infrastructure, along with supports in the energy sector, will assist the working women and men of Alberta as they support themselves and the families that rely upon them.
“The work done by the panel equips Alberta for success in the months and years to come,” says Dennis Perrin, CLAC Alberta director. “The heightened focus on skilled trades and emerging technologies allows Alberta to continue its role as a world leader for future generations, and creates a more diversified economy that is innovative and responsive to change. Additionally, an increase in infrastructure spending will help kick-start the economy and provide good-paying jobs for working Albertans.”
The plan as put forward will provide employment for today and tomorrow. New infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and water treatment plants, are not only good for society but also for working people.
In addition, the plan announced the allocation of $53 million in mental health supports. This demonstrates the province’s ongoing commitment to the whole person, which CLAC is very pleased to see.