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Use of the laws and regulations

When it comes to politics – especially at the federal government level – few things are ever as black and white as we might like

Calvin Daniels

June 9, 2024

Take Bill C-275, for example. This private member's bill to amend the Health of Animals Act would increase fines for unlawfully entering livestock barns and processing facilities.

The bill arose from a 2019 incident when about 40 people entered a free-range turkey barn near Fort Macleod. Bill C-275, which was manoeuvred through Parliament by Conservative agriculture critic John Barlow, would seem pretty straightforward, a bill to protect farm operations from unauthorized people entering their facilities. But, the bill leaves questions too.

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