B.C. and Alberta Work Together on Ports,
A joint cabinet meeting between the governments of British
Columbia and Alberta has resulted in measures and funding to
mitigate the impact of the mountain pine beetle and expand
export gateways to Asia.
Alberta and B.C. have agreed to work together to establish
new economic gateways that will allow access to vast and
rapidly growing markets in China and other Asian countries.
The provinces have also agreed to:
A Mountain Pine Beetle Memorandum of Agreement
Address widespread damage by the mountain pine beetle in
the Peace Region of B.C. A five-year renewable MOA has been
signed to share a one-year cost of $1.65 million for beetle
control and mitigation. British Columbia will contribute
$900,000 and Alberta will contribute $742,000. It is
hoped that shared action between the two provinces will lead
to more effective negotiations on the mountain pine beetle at
the federal level.
A Bilateral Water Management Negotiations Memorandum of
The MOU will initiate and guide negotiation of a
B.C.-Alberta bilateral water management agreement on how the
provinces share and protect their common water resources.
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (MOU)
The MOU will assist the provinces in sharing Olympic and
Paralympic training and competition facilities to develop high
performance athletes and sport tourism initiatives.
Two additional MOUs were signed in advance of the
An MOU to facilitate the sharing of information and
best practices around labour market programming. This will
improve services and employment opportunities for residents
of each province who face barriers to employment.
A five-year MOU between Alberta’s Education Learning
Resources Centre and the B.C. Ministry of Education and the
Special Education Technology (SET-BC) program. The agreement
affirms the interests of all partners to work together to
explore opportunities to improve services to students from
both provinces with special needs.