Alberta Beef Producers meeting in Red Deer to develop Bill 6 strategy

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FILE: Beef cattle stand in a snowy Alberta farm. Jeff McIntosh, The Canadian Press

RED DEER, Alta. – The executive director of Alberta Beef Producers hopes a meeting this week in Red Deer will provide some clarity on Bill 6.

Rich Smith says there will be 20 organizations at Friday’s meeting where they hope to find a collective strategy for the development of a “made in Alberta”‘ approach to farm safety.

Bill 6 took effect at the start of this year and gives workers compensation benefits to paid farm workers injured on the job.

Smith says Bill 6 still lacks clarity when it comes to safety standards and how they should be applied and investigated at the farm level.

– With files from CHED

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