The Land Stewardship Act has become a very controversial topic within the borders of Alberta. In December, Realagriculture.com posted an interview with Keith Wilson discussing the potential hazards of the law and why farmers and ranchers should be very concerned. We received many emails on this original story and interview from around North America. It is very clear that people are concerned about the impact of legislation like Bill 36 that gives unprecedented power to the cabinet in power.
Due to the controversy and viral sharing of the video, which is over 7400 views, RealAgriculture.com made several attempts to get a response from the Alberta government and we were never successful. I personally made calls to the office of Ted Morton, MLA. Mel Knight, MLA and the Premiere’s office and received no phone calls back.
Yesterday Keith Wilson met with Minister Mel Knight, MLA and discussed the amendments to the legislation that will be discussed today.
I spoke to Keith Wilson within an hour of him leaving the meeting to get the latest on what is happening on Bill 36.
What are some of the changes in the amendments?
Should producers be happy about the changes as presented by the Alberta Government?
Will these changes really make a difference?
If you cannot see the video interview below, click here to make sure you hear the update from Keith Wilson