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"People have been dying on farms."
"The only power we have in this place as opposition is the power to speak.''
EDMONTON — In a rare move, the entire Alberta legislature has voted to pass third reading for a private member's bill that could make life easier for some victims of domestic violence. Bill 204, intro...
112 people have died in workplace incidents on Alberta farms since 2009.
"Now is not the time to raise taxes."
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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.
Bill 5 requires the disclosure of high-end salaries for all employees of public sector bodies.
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Protesters say the legislation would kill family farms.
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The government has been sticking to its guns.
"These allegations are serious."
"We're not saying no development. Do it in a responsible way.''
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McGrath has known Notley for two decades.
Many dabbed their eyes with tissues or fought back tears.