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Alberta Farm Safety Tour Hear Farmer's Concerns Regarding Bill 6 Repeal

The United Conservative Party Government promised to repeal Bill 6 if elected, and it looks like they are keeping their promise. Local MLA Nate Horner, and Minister of Agriculture, Devin Dreeshen were in town on Friday, July 26 to hear from local farmers on what the new bill should look like.
The former New Democratic Party passed Bill 6 in January of 2016. The law brought employees on farms under occupational health and safety rules. According to the current UCP government, farmers were not consulted before this bill went through.
Horner and Dreeshen were in the valley as part of The Alberta Farm Safety Tour.
"It has been great. This is day two and our fourth event so far. They have been really positive. Farmers are basically really happy that they are able to have their say on what the repeal and replacement on what the former Bill 6 will actually be. It has been really positive so far," explained Dreeshen.
Dreeshen mentioned that the main topic among attendees in Drumheller was to do with insurance that is required under Bill 6. Almost every farm in Alberta is different in some way and placing one under a specific category can cause headaches for farmers.
"It is a complicated bill. It does involve a lot of labour code but does have a safety theme, a family farm theme. We are trying to look at all aspects and find out what is most important to people," voiced Horner.
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