The Coal Association of Canada has launched the ACT for the future initiative to give Albertans an opportunity to come together, connect directly with community leaders, and support thoughtful action in addressing climate change.

The Climate Leadership Plan was launched in November 2015, but still there are no details.

ACT Needs Your Support

Here are 3 ways you can help:

Contact Your MLA directly to share your concerns about the Climate Leadership Plan and the impact on your community.

Stay Informed. ACT is bringing together Albertans, sharing information, and hosting events in your community.

Add Your Pin to the Map. Show your community support on the ACT map.

Sign up and show your support

ACT in your community

The NDP government rushed debate about Alberta’s Climate Leadership Implementation Act (Bill 20) and passed it on June 7 just before the Legislature adjourned for the summer. Details about targets, measurement and the cost to Albertans are still missing, but we know the NDP will raise almost $10 billion of new taxes over five years – from you. This is too important to sit on the sidelines and trust that someone will look out for your interests. The Coal Association of Canada asks you to ACT: talk to your community leaders and elected officials to learn more about the Climate Plan and how it affects your family, your community, and your lifestyle. ACT will schedule a community information session to discuss the information shared on this site if invited by members of your community, and how you can ACT FOR THE FUTURE.


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ACT for the future hosts informational meetings across Alberta to bring together your community to talk about the Climate Plan and how it affects your family, your community, and your lifestyle.

If you would like ACT to visit your community, ask your Mayor or Council to contact us to arrange a community information session in your area.

Past Meetings:
Castor, May 26, 2016
Keephills, April 4, 2016
Crowsnest Pass, March 23, 2016
Rocky Mountain House, March 22, 2016
Hanna, March 3, 2016
Forestburg, March 2, 2016
Stony Plain, March 1, 2016
Warburg, February 24, 2016
Wabamun, February 23, 2016
Edson, February 22, 2016
Grande Cache, February 18, 2016

Act With Knowledge

On November 22, 2015, Premier Notley announced Alberta’s new Climate Leadership Plan. Months later, and we are still waiting for details. Albertans deserve clarity. The proposal to accelerate retirement of coal-fired power generation will impact every Albertan and jeopardize the economic advantage coal-fired generation provides Alberta industries and communities.

The ACT initiative gives Albertans an opportunity to share information, connect directly with politicians, and lend their support – and their voices – to defining what the Climate Leadership Plan means, and how it will impact Albertans once it is in place.

About Us

The Coal Association of Canada launched the ACT initiative to give Albertans an opportunity to learn about Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. The Plan was announced in November 2015, but there are no real details other than how much tax the government wants to collect -- $9.6 billion new tax dollars -- and where they think they will spend it.

  • No full-cycle analysis of costs to Albertans.
  • No details about community stabilization and employee transition other than that they’ve only budgeted $195 million over five years.
  • No details on new jobs.
  • No estimate of how the Plan will help Alberta meet its Climate targets.
  • No good news.

Together with local partners, ACT has hosted information meetings in communities that are impacted both directly and indirectly by the future of coal mining operations in our province. ACT is from the grassroots up – beginning with face-to-face community meetings and then taking the call to action to all Albertans. If invited by your mayor and council, ACT will schedule a community information session to discuss the information shared on this site and how you can ACT FOR THE FUTURE.

Albertans need to connect directly with their elected officials – especially members of the NDP government – to find out how their jobs, lifestyles and communities will be impacted – and what the government plans to do about it. Get engaged. Demand to be included in discussions. Ask the government to quit ruling without consultation!

ACT Principles

  • ACT is apolitical and non-confrontational; it is about thoughtful leadership, transparent discussions and a complete Climate Leadership Plan
  • ACT will not lead the parade, it will enable participation
  • ACT supports thoughtful action to address climate change, help meet Canada’s international obligations and allow an orderly transition to a smaller carbon footprint
  • ACT is about local jobs and the communities the coal industry supports
  • ACT believes in research and development to support any transition of electrical generation to keep Alberta competitive and preserve the quality of life of Albertans

About Robin Campbell
President, Coal Association of Canada

Robin Campbell is a 4th generation coal miner with over 30 years of industry experience. Having held positions ranging from loader operator to President of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1656, Robin has a real understanding of the challenges facing the coal industry today. He also served as a representative of the International Union of the UMWA and gained global perspective of the industry.

Robin was also the MLA for West-Yellowhead in the Alberta Legislature from 2008 to 2015 and served as Government Whip, Minister of Aboriginal Relations, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and also as Minister of Finance and Treasury Board.

Robin accepted the role as President of the Coal Association of Canada in November, 2015 and is leveraging his decades of experience to help preserve jobs and ensure the coal industry remains an important part of our economy.