Child labour growing issue

Many young people regularly help out on the family farm. Scenes like a farmer’s son driving a tractor, helping collect bales or working during the busy harvest season are iconic images of what the rural, Prairie lifestyle is all about.

Those images have also served to muddy the waters of the child-labour debate on Alberta farms, according to some. But no matter how the issue is viewed, many agree now is the time to address the dilemma.

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