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Ministerial Orders

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Ministerial Orders are powerful legislative tools that are used to make important
political & policy decisions.
A Ministerial Order is a decision made by a Minister that does not require the
approval of cabinet, or the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Ministerial Orders are routinely used to force companies to clean up contaminated
sites, to address governance issues, and can be used to overturn decisions by
independent agencies.
A Ministerial Order governs teacher competence in Alberta & MOs are used to stop
Albertan workers from striking & to keep hospital beds open.
Former Health Minister Ron Liepert used a Ministerial Order to shutter the regional
health authorities & restructure Alberta’s health care system.