Wednesday, 16 November 2016 14:58

Medicine Hat rally beats Bill 6 dead horse

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The Medicine Hat Alberta Wide Rally Against NDP, was a well organized event and the carbon-levy played a big part, but Alberta’s Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act was very much on the minds of many protesters. It was stated as the first issue on the list to fix and when the host exclaimed “repeal Bill 6” that received a rousing round of cheers and applause.
Bill 6 is not going away.It is a legal necessity. If ever there was a time for a book to help explain why Bill 6 is a legal necessity, it is now. How lucky we are to have such a rich, well-researched resource now available to us.
In nine essays, contributors to this publication, Farm Workers In Western Canada, Injustices & Activism (editors Shirley McDonald and Bob Barnetson) place this legislation in context. This well-timed book is going to be a valuable tool to help those opposed to these long-overdue rights, to understand why, and is a must read to all Canadians who are curious, what all the fuss was about. It would be a great conversation starter and stocking stuffer this Christmas.
Hot off the presses, Farm Workers In Western Canada is available  at University of Alberta Press.
Darlene A Dunlop, Bow Island, Alta.

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