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Father of Logan Boulet disturbed over preference given to Alberta speed limit bill

Last Updated Mar 18, 2021 at 6:54 am MDT

People drive down Deerfoot Trail right before rush hour in Calgary on Saturday, April 1, 2017. A section of Highway 2 which connects Calgary to other cities such as Lethbridge, Red Deer and Edmonton, Deerfoot Trail is known as Alberta's busiest highway. (PHOTO: Chelsey Harms, 660 NEWS)

EDMONTON – A father whose son’s organs helped others after he died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he’s not happy a private member’s bill to increase speed limits on major Alberta highways is moving ahead of one to improve organ donation.

Toby Boulet has sent an email to UCP MLA RJ Sigurdson saying he’s concerned the politician’s private member’s bill on organ and tissue donation isn’t being considered this spring.

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Sigurdson said he’s committed to the bill and hopes it will come forward during the next sitting.

Boulet said he’s disturbed that politicians have instead moved forward with a bill to increase speed limits to 120 km/h from 110 km/h on divided highways.

That bill, which has not yet passed, has been touted as a way to improve commutes and maintain safety by allowing drivers to use speeds highways were designed for.

Boulet said he believes increasing the speed limit will lead to more deaths.