Changes proposed for ALR

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Norm Letnick

BC’s Agriculture Minister says after much public feedback he is proposing amendments to the Liberal government’s contentious bill to change the Agricultural Land Reserve.
Norm Letnick says the amendments include more oversite, however the Agricultural Land Commission will remain independent.

“We have in the legislation, made an amendment to bill 24, which would give the chair the ability to withhold items, or bring items to the executive panel, if they are of major provincial significance.”

While speaking with reporters, Letnick defended his government’s decision to split the ALR into two zones due to urbanization pressure in Zone 1.

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