The Alberta Party will continue the current process for building the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project without any changes or delays to the current trajectory.
“Nearly six years after the most devastating natural disaster to hit southern Alberta, we can’t afford any further delays. The Alberta Party has been unequivocal in our support for SR1 from the very beginning and would make building this project a top priority. We wouldn’t hire outside ‘experts’ or conduct any further studies. The vast amount of work already completed on this project tells us it’s the right solution.” - Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel
An Alberta Party government would ramp up negotiations with impacted landowners to acquire the land required for the project. Greg Clark, Alberta Party candidate for Calgary-Elbow added that fulsome, two-way consultation with Indigenous people is a priority:
“We are confident that if we use the Trans Mountain ruling to guide us, the regulator will approve this project.”
As an MLA, Clark fought for proper flood mitigation from the very beginning. He worked with the PCs to push this project from 2013 to 2015, and also helped convince the NDP that Springbank was the right choice after his was elected in 2015. The Alberta Party is committed to SR1, and under an Alberta Party-led government it will be built.