Province should consider land swaps near Fort McMurray, city official says

EDMONTON – The province should look at doing land swaps with some of the 11 oilsands companies with land leases inside Fort McMurray’s proposed new urban development region, says a city official.

And the government should definitely turn down a proposal from one company to extract bitumen then build houses on the land a decade later, once the drilling is done, said Mike Evans, Fort McMurray’s executive director of stakeholder relations.

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