Category: Bill 6 - Enhancement of Protection of Farm and Ranch Workers

Seeing safety as the ‘sustainability imperative’

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 10, 2017

Gord Winkel, facilitator for Alberta’s AgCoalition on farm safety.

Gord Winkel’s occupational history revolves largely around Alberta’s oil sands, having managed operations for Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil and...Read more »

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Bill 17 follows up on Bill 6, gives Alberta farm workers the right to unionize — Interview with Oneil Carlier

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 29, 2017

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, in conversation with Shaun Haney at Farmtech.

Last week, the Alberta government introduced Bill 17, the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, which updates Alberta’s Labour Code and...Read more »

New Alberta workplace bill would expand employment standards, allow unionizing on farms

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 25, 2017

The Alberta government has introduced legislation to overhaul workplace rules across the province, including expanding labour relations rights and...Read more »

Alberta Gov’t Asks for Feedback on Bill 6 Working Group Recommendations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

March 6, 2017

Albertans are being asked to provide feedback on recommendations made by two of the working groups looking at how Bill 6 could apply to...Read more »

Alberta’s Minister of Labour Explains Role of Bill 6 Working Groups

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 28, 2016

Stock photo. Credit: Debra Murphy

When the Bill 6 town halls started in the fall, Christina Gray was a private member in Alberta’s Legislature, under the New Democratic Party. Now,...Read more »

Alberta’s Ag Minister “Quite Proud” of the Balance of the Bill 6 Working Groups

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 25, 2016

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, in conversation with Shaun Haney at Farmtech.

Last week, Alberta’s government announced details on the Enhancement of Protection of Farm and Ranch Workers Act technical working groups...Read more »

Alberta Government Releases Details on Bill 6 Working Groups

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 20, 2016

The Alberta Government today announced details on the Enhancement of Protection of Farm and Ranch Workers Act (Bill 6) working groups, including that...Read more »

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Alberta Farm Worker WCB

By: Shaun Haney

May 2, 2016

We ran a poll last week asking Alberta producers if they were procrastinating or protesting the mandatory sign up for WCB. You can see from the...Read more »

Alberta Farmers Slow to Open WCB Accounts — Procrastination or Protest?

By: Shaun Haney

April 25, 2016

The year is definitely flying by very fast. It only seems like yesterday that famers were rallying about Bill 6 and expressing their displeasure with...Read more »

Criticism of Alberta Farm Safety Advisory Council Being Cut is Overblown

By: Shaun Haney

April 21, 2016

Last week when the Alberta Government released its budget, certain third party agencies and councils were relieved of their duties. Much of the...Read more »

Ag Minister Agrees to Work With Alberta’s AgCoalition on Safety

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 26, 2016

Alberta Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier has agreed to work with a coalition of farm groups to improve farm and ranch safety in the province. The...Read more »

Alberta’s AgCoalition Gets Organized for Bill 6 Consultations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 22, 2016

A coalition of Alberta farm groups formed in response to the province’s new farm labour legislation is getting itself organized. The Alberta...Read more »

ABIC, Coalition Meetings and Feedlot Assessments — An Update from the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 19, 2016

Bryan Walton, CEO of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, and general manager of the National Cattle Feeders’ Association, joins us for an...Read more »

Don’t We Expect the Alberta Government to Be More Inclusive?

By: Shaun Haney

February 16, 2016

Do you think of yourself as an inclusive person? Are you able to tolerate and embrace the behaviors or beliefs of a wide array of people?...Read more »

Alberta Government Seeking Nominations for Farm and Ranch Safety Negotiations

By: RealAgriculture News Team

February 11, 2016

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has provided an answer to those wondering how it would even begin to select working group members for the next phase...Read more »

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