Farm Safety Consultation Reached Thousands

Alberta's Agriculture and Forestry Minister clocked 8-thousand kilometers on the truck and made 25 different stops across the province this summer's farm safety consultations.

Alberta's United Conservative government says they are compiling the input from 25 consultations held this summer for a new farm safety legislation.

The government says it is working with Alberta Labour and Immigration on data analysis, policy options and the legislative package, saying it plans to introduce the Farm Freedom and Safety Act as part of fall session.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen says the UCP are committed to introduce and pass the legislation this year.

He talked to nearly 1-thousand farmers in the ag industry, from livestock to crop producers and workers.

The previous NDP government changed the Occupational Health and Safety Code to make farm and ranch workers subject to the same health and safety requirements as workers in other industries.

The Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA says the in-person and online feedback will help repeal and replace the NDP's Bill 6.

 

(Contains content from the Canadian Press)

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