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.