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Alberta proposes heavier penalties for on-farm trespassing

Alberta’s government proposes to discourage future on-farm protests — events in the style of an occupation held early last month at an Alberta Hutterite colony’s turkey farm — on pain of new penalties. Speaking Thursday at the Jumbo Valley colony near Fort Macleod, Premier Jason Kenney, Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer and Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen […] Read more

Ex-Wildrose ag critic to handle file for merged Tories

Alberta’s new provincial opposition United Conservatives have gone to the former Wildrose bench for their first agriculture critic. Jason Kenney, the former federal Conservative cabinet minister who was elected Saturday as the United Conservative Party’s first leader, on Tuesday named Drumheller-Stettler MLA Rick Strankman as the opposition critic for agriculture, facing the New Democrats’ Agriculture […] Read more