Region 7

2015

Dec 4, 2015
(December 4, 2015) The Alberta government recently introduced Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, which, if passed, will require farms with one or more paid employees to carry Workers Compensation insurance. The National Farmers Union supports Bill 6, which is currently...
Dec 4, 2015
Op Ed by Toby Malloy   I have the good fortune of living and working in a rural community and I have also had the privilege of working with individuals and families whose livelihoods depend on farming and ranching. In addition to this, I am proud to be a member of a multigenerational farming...
May 6, 2015
May 5, 2015   Rachel Notley, Premier-Elect Legislative Assembly of Alberta 10800 - 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6              Email: edmonton.strathcona@assembly.ab.ca   Dear Ms Notley,   On behalf of the National Farmers Union...

2013

Apr 18, 2013
April 18, 2013   Premier Alison Redford 307 Legislature Building 10800 - 97 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T5K 2B6   Dear Premier Redford:   We are very concerned about the Alberta government’s move to a single energy regulator and the appointment of the former founding President of...
Mar 18, 2013
(Rimby, AB) – “There are serious gaps in the regulation of fracking in every jurisdiction, and Alberta is no exception,” said Jan Slomp, National Farmers Union Region 7 (Alberta) Board Member. “That is why we have recommended that the Energy Resources Conservation Board...
Mar 18, 2013
The National Farmers Union has submitted feedback to the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) Consultation on its Proposed Regulatory Approach for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. The use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry already had a...

2012

May 25, 2012
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield seem to be using farmers as bait to get the public to swallow the changes to the Fisheries Act included in Bill C‐38, the omnibus Budget Implementation Act. By suggesting that the federal government is abandoning protection of...