“Polluter Pay” principle at stake as Supreme Court hears Redwater Appeal
Red Deer, AB— On February 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case, Orphan Well Association, et al. v. Grant Thornton Limited, et al., also known as the Redwater Appeal.
Cattle producers affected by TB quarantine need immediate relief
The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges federal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and his provincial counterparts, Hon. Oneil Carlier (Alberta) and Hon. Lyle Stewart (Saskatchewan), to provide immediate relief to cattle farmers affected by the expanding quarantine measures required in response to the discovery of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) infection of six Alberta animals.
Bill 6 a step forward for Alberta farms, says NFU
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 being debated in the Alberta Legislature.
NFU Region 7 congratulates Premier-Elect Rachel Notley
May 5, 2015 Rachel Notley,Premier-ElectLegislative Assembly of Alberta10800 - 97 AvenueEdmonton, AB T5K 2B6 Email: edmonton.strathcona@assembly.ab.ca Dear Ms Notley, On behalf of the National Farmers Union, Region 7 (Alberta), I would like to congratulate you on your election victory.
NFU urges western provincial governments to purchase CWB assets
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(Dec 4, 2014 - Deleau, MB)</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span- The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC to become actively engaged in the federal government’s plan to dispose of the farmer-paid Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) assets. In a letter sent to the Manitoba Government today, farmer and NFU Board member Ian Robson urges Premier Selinger to purchase and hold the assets in question while a process is developed to once again put farmers back in control of their assets.
Letter to Alberta Premier re: Single Energy Regulator
April 18, 2013 Premier Alison Redford307 Legislature Building10800 - 97 AvenueEdmonton, 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 the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Gerry Protti, as its new chair.
Precautionary Principle Should Guide New Fracking Regulations, says NFU
(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 adopt the Precautionary Principle as its ultimate guiding principle.”
Submission to ERCB on Fracking Regulation
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.
Proposed wheat commissions a poor substitute for CWB as advocate for wheat and wheat farmers, says NFU
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(Saskatoon)</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span- A chasm in the wheat sector in western Canada was opened when Bill C-18 was passed in defiance of the rule of law and against the wishes of a majority of wheat farmers. It ended the democratic farmer control of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and its single-desk authority. Now, there are various interests seeking to start wheat commissions which would be funded by check-offs (a per bushel levy on all wheat sold) collected from farmers.
Saskatoon, Sask. – The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its extreme disappointment in the announcement made by the agriculture ministers of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia last Friday, indicating that they supported the federal government’s intention to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single desk. “The position taken by these three provincial governments is very troubling on a number of counts.