UCP Plans to Repeal Bill 6, Introduce New Farm Freedom Act if Elected

Protesters upset about Bill 6 three years, when passed by the NDP government. Photo credit to the CBC.

Jason Kenney says "damaging NDP policies must be reversed. It restricts the potential for the agriculture sector to grow and create new jobs.”

The United Conservatives plan to do away with Bill 6 if they win the upcoming provincial election.

Leader Jason Kenney saying today, if elected, a UCP government will immediately launch comprehensive consultations with farmers, ranchers, agriculture workers and others on how best to balance the economic pressures of farming, with the need for "a common sense, flexible farm safety regime."

Kenney notes the goal is to introduce the Farm Freedom and Safety Act (FFSA), which he says would be passed into law later this year.

The FFSA aims to repeal the NDP's Bill 6, exempt small farms from employment legislation, ensure basic safety standards, and minimize the red tape burden on farmers and ranchers.

“The NDP’s ideologically driven agenda, including Bill 6, is undermining Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food industry,” said Kenney.

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