Alberta’s government says it will build a new land-use framework, along with building up its plans for carbon capturing when MLAs get back to business this week for the spring sitting of the legislature.

Roughly 50 bills could be brought forward in 2009 — bills that are awaiting an approval from MLAs.

Among the proposed bills includes an amendment to better support and assist children who are abusing drugs and alcohol and a plan that could see Calgary’s Mount Royal College and Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan College become universities.

The government’s highly lauded $2-billion carbon capture fund is also up for approval, along with a plan to expand an industry-funded program that will make it cover costs for abandoned well sites, pipelines and production facilities.

The new session will begin tomorrow when Lt.-Gov. Norman Kwong will deliver his speech from the throne at 3 p.m.

Latest From ...