An Alberta Advantage Party government will enable our core agriculture sectors to produce food with the least amount of regulatory burdens.
We will promote self-reliance in food production, to include the development of urban community gardens, and encourage new and innovative investment in Alberta’s food production.
We will change the producer group check off at the point of sale from mandatory to voluntary. This will allow farmers to choose where their checkoff dollars go without having to apply for cost recovery.
Farmers will be allowed to choose between private medical and disability insurance or WCB coverage for their employees.
Alberta and not Ottawa should regulate and administer the quota systems in Alberta. We will work to incorporate a fair quota system that allows young people to enter farming and, also protects existing quota owners.