The Alberta government’s omnibus Bill 6 would impact farms and ranches by making Workers Compensation Board coverage mandatory, providing Occupational Health & Safety regulation in agriculture, implementing new labor laws and giving farm workers the ability to unionize.
While the bill would affect agriculture, some of the complications in the communication of Bill 6 details are due to the bill not coming from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Last week we talked to the Minister of Training, Jobs, Skills and Labour, Lori Sigurdson about the reasons for the bill, but now it is time to hear from the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Oneil Carlier. The Minister has faced staunch opposition from farmers and ranchers during the rallies at the legislature and town halls across the province. It’s clear many farmers are not happy.
This morning we asked our Twitter followers to submit questions for the Minister using the hashtag #askoneil.