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Premier Notley announces staff changes in Premier’s Office

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley today named John Heaney as her Chief of Staff. He replaces Brian Topp, who served in the role since May 2015. Topp has been named as a Senior Fellow at Canada’s Public Policy Forum.

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I’m pleased to provide you a link to our annual report for 2015-16. Our financial statements will continue to be posted on the NRCB public website.

We are particularly proud of the 2015-16 annual report as it commemorates the NRCB’s 25th anniversary! The NRCB was established in 1991 under the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act to review non-energy development projects in Alberta. In 2002 the Agricultural Operation Practices Act was added to the boards mandate. 

If you would like print copies of the annual report please contact the NRCB at 780-422-1977.

https://www.nrcb.ca/Portals/0/Documents/Annual-Reports/Annual_Report_2015-16.pdf

 Peter Woloshyn
CEO Natural Resources Conservation Board

Bovine TB

Conditional release of quarantine and movement controls prior to final lab culture results

 

 

The CFIA investigation overview page has been updatedhttp://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659 

Inquiries from producers can be sent in using the link in the additional information section at: http://inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659 

The email address for referrals from the associations into the CFIA is: CFIA-Comm-comm-ACIA.TB2016@inspection.gc.ca

Financial support available for cattle producers affected by Bovine TB

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has provided information on existing programs that could potentially assist ranchers and producers affected by the TB quarantine.

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ACFA on Bill 6

Bill 6 presents a particular challenge. ACFA’s position is clear, and was expressed on multiple occasions to the Premier and her Ministers. We support more robust incident investigation and reporting, and also mandatory insurance coverage for all farm workers. However, employers and employees should be given a choice between WCB and private insurance, and mutually agreeable safety practices should be used instead of the industry-style OH&S rules. The province has committed to consult with industry on the regulations flowing out of Bill 6. ACFA will hold the government to this commitment.

Report of the Standing Committee on Finance

Creating the conditions for economic growth: tools for people, businesses and communities

Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair
DECEMBER 2016
42 nd PARLIAMENT, 1 st SESSION

See pages 57 and 67 for noted input from the National Cattle Feeders’ Association
Labour recommendations: page 45
Agriculture recommendations: page 61 and 62
Infrastructure recommendations: page 74 and 75

PDF Report of the Standing Committee on Finance

National Cattle Feeders’ Association News

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