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Farm Freedom And Safety Act Passed

Alberta's UCP passed the Farm Freedom and Safety Act this week.
 
The Legislation was passed Wednesday, December 4 and includes an exemption for small farm employers, takes away ranch and farm workers' ability to form a union, and allows larger employers to choose between coverage through Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) or private insurance for their workers.
 
In a video posted to Twitter, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Devin Dreeshen, calls it a historic day, saying they finally repealed and replaced the NDP's failed Bill 6.
 
"This is another example of promise made, promise kept," Dreeshen said.
 
Upon first reading of the Bill on Wednesday, November 20, the Province said changes to the Labour Relations code affecting unions were in effect.
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