Your input will help inform the Farm Freedom and Safety Act that will be introduced in fall of 2019 to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers and ranchers, while still ensuring basic safety standards. We encourage you to provide input to help shape the future of workplace legislation on farms and ranches by Taking the online survey by August 31, 2019 to share your thoughts on the following topics:
- Employment Standards: explore flexibility on rules like hours of work, holiday and vacation pay, days of rest, minimum wage and youth employment
- Occupational Health and Safety: identify basic safety standards and any special requirements
- Workers Compensation: explore choice of market insurance or WCB and identify basic coverage standards such as medical support, back to work support, and loss of income protection
- Labour Relations: identify any areas of improvement under the Labour Relations Code
The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry will also attend community events across the province this summer to hear from farmers, ranchers, workers and industry representatives.
Call 310-FARM (3276) if you have questions or would like help filling out the survey over the telephone.