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In 2014, 25 Albertans died in farm-related accidents.
All of the groups will be chaired by lawyers, not farmers.
Yes, you heard that right.
It's good to talk about safety, but more important to take action.
An assassination threat is a serious call to action and the owner must be held accountable. For days, hateful and vulgar comments about assassinating Rachel Notley were on Wildrose leader Brian Jean's Facebook page. This goes beyond letting off steam over Bill 6.
The controversial farm safety bill was unclear when it was rolled out.
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Jean says he won't hesitate to forward criminal threats to the authorities.
"People have been dying on farms."
"The only power we have in this place as opposition is the power to speak.''
112 people have died in workplace incidents on Alberta farms since 2009.
Bill 6 gives workers access to workers compensation benefits if injured on the job. Other Alberta occupations involving heavy physical labour require WCB -- from construction to the oil companies. The right to refuse unsafe work is a common sense approach to a situation where a person might be maimed for life or worse, dead.
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The Alberta NDP provincial government is getting its ass kicked with Bill 6. Nowhere in the Alberta NDP election platform does it mention occupational safety on farms. So where did this major piece of legislation come from? The Alberta NDP is using an obsolete "you elect us, we govern you" style that was already rapidly dying 20 years ago -- a style that became highly ineffective under the information openness of the Internet.
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"When will this government... kill this bill?''
The government has been sticking to its guns.