December 08, 2015

"Bill 6 bans Alberta family farms": Notley and her union friends are punishing the people who didn't vote NDP

Rebel Staff

Until now, Alberta farms were exempt from labour laws that applied to factories and city jobs. Laws about things like holidays, overtime pay and minimum wage.

Bill 6, a law to unionize Alberta family farms, repeals those exemptions.

In other words, Bill 6 bans family farms.

Because I don’t know a single farmer or rancher whose entire family doesn’t get involved, especially during harvest. Under Bill 6, farm kinds won't be allowed to help out.

"Holidays"? Do cows not need to be milked on Labour Day or New Years Day?

"Minimum wage"? Will farms need a punch clock? What if a bunch of moms cook dinner for a bunch of dads who are out harvesting? Is that cooking now subject to minimum wage?

Bill 6 is something only union bosses could come up with, under the guise of "safety."

Say, did you know that in the past year, 33 children being “taken care of” by the unionized bosses at Alberta Child Services have died and 11 have been seriously injured.

Almost one kid a week. But union bosses want to be in charge of farm safety now?

This isn’t about safety.

Notley's NDP doesn’t want to fix a problem on farms or ranches. No-one has detected those problems in more than a hundred years.

But to Rachel Notley and her union friends — farmers and ranchers, well, they are the problem. They didn't vote for her.

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commented 2015-12-20 13:29:33 -0500
Winston Churchill
“Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.”
commented 2015-12-10 18:31:00 -0500
Socialism. It is a funny word. Easily confused and easily corrupted. When two people, or a entire group help each other, it is socialism. Yet when a small group wants to be helped to control and Rule that same group, we also call it Socialism even though those two ideas are completely and radically opposed to each other. The NDP are not socialist, the are Despotists who wish to be Elitist. They have no value and few skills useful to the society that they desperately want to Rule. All they want is control. They are small minded and petty and will resent anyone whom dares to expose their plethora of faults, failures, shortcomings and plans. The socialist people of this province (and that includes the people who REALLY help and there are a lot of them) automatically equate their desire to improve things by helping each other with the term Socialism, not realizing the difference in the two ideas. When we head to the grocery store, we see products labelled Green. This doesn’t mean that they are green nor does it mean that they environmentally friendly or responsible. Most of us haven’t bothered to do any of the research and many more don’t have the education to understand it either. It is simply propaganda to dupe the masses into buying an idea.
commented 2015-12-09 20:39:10 -0500
I have been saying for months now. People who oppose the way Rachel Notley and the NDP are ruining this province should withhold their property taxes and income taxes until she and her band of communist thugs pack up and get the Hell outta Dodge. Do the Honorable thing Rachel. Resign. Nobody wants you here. You’re an embarrassment to the people of Alberta. Christ I hear even people in your own farming community of Fairview won’t have anything to do with you.
commented 2015-12-09 13:50:29 -0500
Many good people are still under the misguided assumption that the socialists are stupid.
They aren’t, they know exactly what they’re doing…and this is why they must be ‘removed’, by force if necessary!
You can only take peaceful protest so far and when you finally realize they aren’t listening and don’t care…well then you have cause and effect…
commented 2015-12-09 04:03:49 -0500
why is canada so socialist?
i still can’t figure it out.
we had a centre or slight lwft of cemtre “conservative” not really though government and then we vote for what we got now. hard times and more government control on deck. why? so weird why we trust government to much and want to pay more money to support it. why? whats the thinking of the people.
commented 2015-12-09 03:16:47 -0500
Rae Fraser, I can only speak for the Alberta farmers that I personally have had experience with; my grandparents, my uncle and my brother. None of them were rich, or even remotely financially secure. My brother had a small cattle operation on 160 acres near Legal, Alberta. He had to hold down a full time job as a welder to make ends meet. He barely brook even with his cattle, and the work was never done. My grandparents and my uncle farmed full time, and they worked from 5:00AM with the first cow milking, sometimes until 1:30 AM – 2:00 AM in fall when it was grain harvest time. They could never afford new machinery. Both my grandparents and my uncle had a couple of old Massey Harris combines from the 1950s, one of which they used for parts to keep the other one operating. The same with their tractors and other farm equipment, including the old Fargo trucks they used to hall grain and livestock to market. They had to be good mechanics to keep their equipment working. There was never enough left for luxuries, like new vehicles. They ate good because they raised and grew their own food, but everything else was 2nd hand. When I was 5 yrs. old, my uncle came with our family to spend a week in Jasper National Park; that was his first ever vacation. 20 years later, when I was 25 yrs. old, he came to spend a week with us in BC: that was his second ever vacation. They were always on that razor’s edge financially, but they always seemed to just scrape through. And they were always generous, helping out their neighbors whenever they needed a hand, and the neighbors reciprocated in kind. So I don’t know where all this subsidy stuff is coming from. It certainly is the farthest thing from the reality that I’ve observed. So, go ahead and criticize those greedy farmers from your comfortable big city office or condo, while sipping your lattes, but remember that doughnut you’re eating with it is made from grain supplied by the farmers you have so much contempt for. I know the truth of the farmers I’ve observed first hand, and nothing you can say can change that truth. I make no comments about other farms I know nothing about, but I know these ones in my family and you don’t.
commented 2015-12-09 02:43:55 -0500
The Notley NDP government has revealed itself to be an extreme radical socialist enemy of freedom and liberty that is out to destroy family farms in Alberta and impose the most radical change in agriculture since Stalin collectivized agriculture in the former Soviet Union in the 1930’s. Albertans, it’s them or you. The more time passes before you organize to stop them, the more successful they will be in destroying your farms and your families. Do it now! Notley out!
commented 2015-12-08 21:18:39 -0500
My Goodness ! Such a verbal barrage . I must have touched a nerve somewhere. That is OK boys. You never leach of the taxpayer teat and your employees should never get hurt. Where does that 10 Billion go ? We ALL know that NO farmer ever gets any.
commented 2015-12-08 21:18:03 -0500
Ya don’t have to Steve, when commies get backed into a corner they start feeding on their own. Should be good watchin, we just got to apply more pressure.
commented 2015-12-08 19:52:53 -0500
Still waiting for the first NDP assassination.
commented 2015-12-08 19:30:52 -0500
There’s no friggin way I’m getting up at 3:00AM to milk the chickens!
commented 2015-12-08 19:29:14 -0500
That’s fascinating. I went to one rally to support, because I felt it in my gut.
I heard about the 4kids on farms that were killed but not the other 33 in NDPigs care. When sections 2,3&4 are repealed,(high on the list), the law is void. If the government is lawless, then the citizens should be too
commented 2015-12-08 19:22:34 -0500
The answer to this is simple. Use one of the lefts favorite tactics, when confronted by rules and regulations they disagree with. Civil Disobedience. By the time they get around to every family farm, they will have been voted out of office and all of these idiotic laws will be reversed.
commented 2015-12-08 19:12:05 -0500
Rae Fraser, you are intellectually out of your league on this site. Go play with the CBC crowd. Over there you can spew you rhetoric and BS and they will lap it up like the good little dullard socialist lemmings that they are.
commented 2015-12-08 19:08:43 -0500
Brian Kelly said, “… legislate and make them pay more then the food costs will rise dramatically.”

That would be applicable for the luckier ones that can increase the price of their product. The grain farmers have it more difficult as they cannot control the price they sell their grain at, except to find the highest buyer, which they probably have done already. Ranchers as well cannot set the price per pound live weight at which they sell their cattle.

It is going very bad for the farmers and ranchers should this bill go through … especially when you get idiots just like Rae Fraser who somehow think the farmers and ranchers are self-entitled and receive billions in subsidies and freebies. And there are a lot of idiots just like Rae who for some reason believe their own bullshit but provide no factual evidence to back up their crap.
commented 2015-12-08 18:20:24 -0500
Brian Kelly—- just for your own info—— you are a Socialist.
commented 2015-12-08 18:18:27 -0500
Just listen to these self-entitled farmers ….Peter N . It is mostly propaganda and pure Bull shit . The $10,000,000,000 that the taxpayers contribute to farmers will always result in the fact that they never received any freebies and must ,therefore, go -bankrupt. So—-assuming that they are telling the TRUTH—— then, somebody must be making money. No?
commented 2015-12-08 18:06:41 -0500
If you have no farmers then you have no food, legislate and make them pay more then the food costs will rise dramatically. Why would socialists want to destroy the very farms that feed them? But that is what socialists do, they do things without thinking through what the consequences will be down the road.
commented 2015-12-08 18:02:30 -0500
I will continue to say the same thing I have been repeating since the last election, these ndp socialists have only ONE goal and that is too destroy Alberta as a bastion of individual freedom. notley and her band of cowards are either removed or Alberta will be damaged beyond repair in 4 years
commented 2015-12-08 17:57:09 -0500
As usual, Rae Fraser misses the entire issue. Intentional, me thinks.
commented 2015-12-08 17:57:09 -0500
It would be interesting for a farmer from Ontario to tell us what he is forced to pay for WCIB.
The quotes for Alberta farmers are around 2.5 % . Is this artificially low?
commented 2015-12-08 17:47:43 -0500
I just realized that this is also an attack on private insurance brokers! If every farm has to get the government insurance, the private brokers are likely to loose much of their client base.
commented 2015-12-08 17:28:15 -0500
Maybe it is time to define the term “Family Farm” All this free publicity for mega Farms still owned by the Family is starting to be a bit nauseating. A young kid that I know-with a store front business has to pay 10% WCIB for his one employee. Good job ‘Family Farmers’—-you have been the cheapest propaganda EVER for your Corporate Masters. Oh sorry—-You are all independent and Never take a handout.
commented 2015-12-08 17:06:35 -0500
Well I call for all out civil disobedience! If ever there was a time in AB, this is it, and we need to defy this government at whatever cost.
commented 2015-12-08 16:57:03 -0500
In the State of Michigan , then Governor Jennifer Granholm paid back her union backers by passing a law requiring “at home” family care givers to pay union dues , as the family care givers were depriving union workers their rightful jobs. BELIEVE IT OR NOT! The law has since been repealed, but it shows the extent of power these marxist unions have. Quite the parrallel to what is happening in ALberta.
We have a Constitution that appears to protect anything and everything but the right for a person to be left alone , free from the impositions of government. This is no longer a democracy, We have voted away the sovereignty of self to a bunch of communists bent on controlling every aspect of our lives.
The only question that needs answering is “HOW DO WE GET RID OF A COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT”. Ain’t gonna be easy. Just ask a Venezuelan, viva la revolucion as Chavez used to say.
commented 2015-12-08 16:47:45 -0500
As someone from BC, I hope I’m not speaking out of turn. But I was born in Alberta…. on a farm homesteaded by my father after the war, as a matter of fact. And I still have many relatives in Alberta, so I care about what’s happening to that province very much…. as do you, Ezra. I think the town meetings and rallies are great, but here’s something else that may be worth considering. It’s a slim chance, but it may be Alberta’s best chance. And that slim chance is this: try and force the NDP caucus to turf Rachel Notley as their leader. Here’s how I would propose Albertans go about it: Sign up volunteers in every Riding that elected an NDP MLA to go out and knock on doors. Have the volunteers sign up as many people as possible to commit to protesting outside of the local NDP constituency Office on a continuous rotating basis, and keep up the protest until they get action. Let every NDP MLA know they will not be re-elected if they don’t kill Bill 6. That doesn’t mean completely shifting the protesting away from Alberta’s Parliament buildings, but those protests can be left to those from ridings that elected a Wild Rose or Conservative MLA. In the NDP Ridings, focus all protests, questions and anger towards the local MLA and their Office, and don’t let up. If enough pressure is applied, and they want to preserve their political career, it could possibly pressure a party-wide revolt and force Notley to resign. If enough NDP were afraid of losing the support of their constituents, they may even vote against the Bill, forcing the collapse of the NDP Government. I realize that the NDP has no chance of being re-elected, but I’ve found that most liberal Marxists are narcissistic and arrogant enough to believe that the rest of the world is marching in lock-step with them. In this instant that blind narcissism can work in Albertan’s favor, if they carry through with these local protests. It’s all a very slim shot, but if it could be organized, I think it’s worth a try. And you folks at the Rebel would have far more knowledge and resources to get such a coordinated province-wide protest off the ground than I would, stuck out here in BC as I am. Just something to think about.
commented 2015-12-08 16:42:05 -0500
Take the NDP in general and then add a mindless, ignorant, immoral, incompetent, and utterly evil female like Rachel Notley who is a vindictive, vengeful animal at heart then these actions are not surprising. She is a totally useless and unnecessary presence in the human race!
commented 2015-12-08 16:24:01 -0500
Wages rise, Food prices go up, Sales Tax goes up, resulting in more money in Communist slime, like Notley’s, Slush Bucket and all the public suffers just because of Left Wing greed.
Socialism equals Corruption.
commented 2015-12-08 16:20:18 -0500
Notley creates the Proletariat in Alberta. HEIL MOSKAU!
commented 2015-12-08 16:17:22 -0500
Oi!! Agenda 21!!! I hope there’s something left after the left’s one and only shot at this!