Chris Noble is a failed NDP candidate and sometime folk musician from Airdrie. You know where this story is going already.
He took to his Facebook page this week in defence of the NDP's terrible farm safety legislation, Bill 6.
"Did you know that a large majority of family farms in Alberta got their first 160 acres of land for free from the government? ......Do you think that someone that has been given a free 160 acres of land should at least treat their employees with the same dignity and respect as every other industry in Alberta is required to?"
Besides being historically wrong, he's trying to paint those pesky, independent and conservative minded farmers as greedy. That’s the rhetoric the Soviets used on the Kulaks before they nationalized their farms.
I'm proud of the hard work my ancestors put in to the land and to building the communities we all live in. Their work should be celebrated. Not picked apart a century later by urban elitists.
Is there any wonder why the NDP went after the farmers under the guise of farm safety?
They think farmers are tight fisted and entitled. These NDP’ers think our grandparents, and great grandparents who lived in sod huts and turned the soil by hand to produce the food that feeds us all, never deserved the land they earned.
(NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Chris Noble was from Red Deer. The correction has been made.)