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Fresh off implementing a slate of policies hurting our energy sector, the NDP government is introducing a new bill that sets its sights on our agricultural industry.

Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:26

CFA: As is Bill 6 going to be major adjustment

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People weren’t sure special legislation for farm workers was coming in Alberta, but according to Humphrey Banack, now that it’s here, it will take some adjustment for producers.

The Christian Labour Association of Canada applauds the Alberta government’s initiative to encourage a culture of safety in the farm industry and to affirm the rights of farm workers to organize with the announcement Nov. 17 of Bill 6, the Increased Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is still accepting applications to the 2016-2017 FCC Ag Safety Fund.

Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature for first reading Nov. 17.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 16:01

Alberta Beef Producers delegate elections results

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Official counting of the ballots took place Nov. 12. Zones three, four, five, six and eight had elections, with the remaining four zones electing delegates by acclamation.

Oneil Carlier, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, was at the Farm Stewardship Centre Nov. 10 as he announced the Alberta government would be shifting focus at the facility.

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