Thursday, October 26, 2017

Free lecture: Farm worker rights in Alberta.

On Saturday, November 4, the University of Calgary Faculty of Law is hosting a free public lecture entitled "The rights of farm workers in Alberta: Past, present and future" from 10 to noon in room 3360 Murray Fraser Hall. You can registered here. The lecture description is:
This session will discuss the historical exclusion of farm workers in Alberta from labour and employment protections, including the impact of those exclusions on farm workers and the constitutionality of the exclusions under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 
Recent changes to Alberta laws have extended some protections to farm workers, but those changes were contested, leading to the exemption of farm workers on family farms, as well as some other gaps in protections. What does the future hold for the protection of farm workers' rights in Alberta? 
Professor Jennifer Koshan will be the presenter, along with special guests Darlene A. Dunlop and Eric Musekamp of the Farmworkers Union of Alberta.
Earlier this year, the Faculty of Law hosted a book launch for Farm workers in western Canada.

-- Bob Barnetson

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