For those of you that don’t know, Bill 6 is Rachel Notley's latest attack on rural Alberta.
It extends labor regulation, including child labour laws, workers compensation coverage and unionization rights to farm workers. Farming isn't a 9 to five job. It doesn't need 9 to 5 rules that work for unions and urban office workers.
So on Friday afternoon, farmers and ranchers took to the legislature to tell Notley to kill Bill 6. There were signs, plenty of signs. There were ponies and even a turkey.
But most importantly there were farm families that came to fight for their way of life. There were impassioned speeches from people who'd have preferred their tractor cab over the speakers podium.
I had the privilege of talking to these concerned farmers and ranchers. I met Clayton. He's a young man from Ponoka who is in his 4-H Beef Club. He understood why this bill is bad. He even had ways to fix it. That makes perfect sense to me. He has more "on the farm" experience than the entire NDP caucus.
Freedom fighting farmer and Wildrose MLA Rick Strankman took to the microphone, too. Strankman was instrumental in getting the Canadian Wheat Board killed through his act of civil disobedience. Strankman assured the crowd he would fight to change Bill 6, just like he fought for farmers before.
I went to the rally to listen to farmers and ranchers, and that's more than the NDP did before they wrote this bill.
The overwhelming theme on the steps of the legislature from the farmers is that this rally was about the future. It's about the future of the family farm in Alberta and farmers aren't going to let it be stolen from them without a fight.
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