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Changed Bill Won’t Kill Family Farm: NDP

The government announced their amendments to Bill 6 on Monday, the piece of farm legislation that has several up in arms around the province.

Among the changes, families will be exempt from the WCB and OHS coverage but that all changes if there are paid workers on the farm.

Whitecourt – Ste. Anne MLA and Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier is happy with the process that has lead to these amendment.

Farms with paid employees will start with their extended coverage on January 1st.

An information session is planned this Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Mayerthorpe Legion for area farmers, one that isn’t expected to have the local MLA in attendance.  Wildrose MLA Todd Loewen will be there to assist any people seeking information.


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