December 05, 2018

Three years on, Albertans talk about how Notley's Bill-6 has hurt family farms

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

We are in the final stretch of the NDP’s mandate, and it may seem like longer, but it was only three years ago that the NDP passed Bill 6. That was the rural cultural reform bill, that masqueraded as a farm safety bill.

The new law has been enforced in stages, in the beginning, families were unsure if their kids would be able to do morning chores before school.

Later in a long drawn out spectacle, the NDP gave farmers permission to relieve themselves in their own fields without having to install a washroom in each quarter section of land.

This is the very same bill that had convoys of tractors protesting Rachel Notley and her out of touch government. Now, on December 1, just a few days ago, the final sections of Bill 6 have come into legal effect.

We went to the heart of rural Alberta, a diner near a cattle auction mart to talk to the folks this bill has affected.

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commented 2018-12-10 15:28:50 -0500
I would caution Farmers on comparing Private Insurance to WCB Coverage. The one thing WCB provides that Private Insurance does not, is protection from Litigation in the event of an injury or fatality at the place of work. There has never been a successful law suit against an employer since WCB was introduced, because that was the purpose of introducing the WCB Act. In the event of an injury, Workers would be taken care of financially but gave up the right to sue an employer, regardless of the circumstances that caused the injury. I think this is particularly important now that OH&S Law is Criminal Law and not Civil Law, because now Employers can go to jail where gross negligence contributed to the incident causing the injury or death. Sam Gibson. OH&S Specialist.
commented 2018-12-06 13:01:42 -0500
Put up with it for three years, eh?

Yawn. Call me when all these farmers, ranchers, and oil workers affected by turdo and Notley’s many stupidities have had enough, and block the TransCanada, the Yellowhead, and occupy the Legislature grounds.
commented 2018-12-05 20:53:54 -0500
I like what the one man said about most farmers having private insurance. Not only is it more comprehensive but people can switch companies if they don’t like the service. We can’t easily switch governments.
commented 2018-12-05 20:27:23 -0500
1/3rd (approx) of Canadians already work directly 4 Taxed Dollars & Like Stalin, Notley wants to make it 3/3rds.
commented 2018-12-05 20:00:45 -0500
Nutcase is perfectly capable of fucking up an anvil………or would she fuck that one up too?
commented 2018-12-05 18:45:53 -0500
Rachel, running around doing god’s work. Well, she does think she is a god, doesn’t she? After all, what do mere mortals who pay for her projects know?
commented 2018-12-05 17:42:03 -0500
The attack on jobs in Alberta by both the provincial and federal government is the worst Alberta has seen in many years. If you hate having to install port o potty,s in the field,s just think how many government potty inspectors have been hired on at six figures. Courtesy of ratchel and C-6. WCB is a privately held monopoly across Canada. Privately owned and no you cannot buy shares, elites only club.
We have had a Farm safety program for years. No slush fund or forced payment.