Media releases | March 21, 2022

With Alberta utility bills reaching new highs and a ban on cutting of services to people who are behind on payments lifting in a month, poverty advocates are sounding the alarm.

Utility companies cannot cut off services until Apr. 15. Last week, an NDP proposal to extend that cut-off ban for an additional year was denied.

“The concern for us is very real, that thousands of families could have their utilities turned off in less than a month,” said Bradley Lafortune, executive director of Public Interest Alberta. Read more →