A new poll suggests most Albertans are opposed to the NDP government’s proposed legislation aimed at protecting farm workers.
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On Saturday, figures were released from a new poll by Mainstreet/Postmedia that show 60 per cent of Albertans are against Bill 6. “We’ve seen many protests over the last few weeks and rightly or wrongly, Albertans are responding to the message that Bill 6 unfairly targets family farms and small business with red-tape,” said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research. On Thursday, about 1,500 people gathered at the Alberta Legislature to voice their anger over the bill. It was the third such protest in less than a week. Opposition to Bill 6 is concentrated in rural Alberta: 66 per cent of respondents outside of Calgary and Edmonton either strongly disapproved or somewhat disapproved of the bill. The survey also shows the controversial bill is seeing the least opposition in the city of Edmonton, where 50 per cent of respondents said they support the proposed farm safety law.
A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll suggests the majority of Albertans are opposed to Bill 6. Mainstreet/Postmedia
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A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll suggests the majority of Albertans are opposed to Bill 6.