Public meetings called in Lands Protection Act review

Colin MacLean
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Prince Edward Island – Are non-Island residents allowed to own too much land, or too little?

Is there too much red tape involved in purchasing land on Prince Edward Island?

These are a couple of the questions Commissioner Horace Carver has been retained to help answer – and he wants to hear from Islanders.

Carver started his review of the Lands Protection Act in early January and is now setting up local public meetings to gather input from residents.

His final report is due to the provincial government by June 30.

The Lands Protection Act was enacted in 1982 to regulate the amount of property that can be held by any one person or corporation.

The provincial government hired Carver late last year to independently review act, which has been left untouched since it was passed into law.

The first round of consultations will be held at:

* Vernon River Consolidated School Library on Tuesday, February 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.

* Morell High School Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, February 6, from 7 to 9 p.m.

* O’Leary Town Office on Saturday, February 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

* North Rustico      Lions Club, Tuesday, February 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.

* Montague Curling Club, Wednesday, February 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.

* Crapaud Curling Centre, Wednesday, February 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.

* Wellington, at the Vanier Community Centre on Thursday February 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Simultaneous translation services will be available at this meeting.

Consultations are also planned for later dates in Alberton, Kinkora, Summerside, Kensington, Charlottetown, Souris and Murray Harbour.

Islanders are also welcome to provide comments and suggestions via email at lpa@gov.pe.ca, phone at 620-3459 or by letter to; Commission on the Lands Protection Act, 3 Brighton Road, PO Box 2000, Charlottetown PE, C1A 7N8.

Organizations: Vernon River Consolidated School Library, MorellHigh School Lecture Theatre, O’Leary Town Office North Rustico Lions Club MontagueCurling Club Crapaud Curling Centre Vanier Community Centre

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Alberton, Kensington Charlottetown Murray Harbour 3 Brighton Road

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  • John W,A.Curtis
    January 26, 2013 - 19:25

    Lands Act can't proceed until province deals with the issue of water rights and the heavy use of fertilizer. Communities must amalgamate so they can control water usage. P.E.I. has 12 rivers which are being starved of oxygen because of the high rate of fertilizer

  • don
    January 25, 2013 - 15:46

    Horace Carver. patronage job. there mut be friends of dizzy that wants more land so to cover things up they do this crap. but why is BIG MONEY allowed to own more land then the small guy? big guys make more profit and the little guy gets screwed. ghizzy you and you gang is the BIGGEST DISGRACE IN CANADIAN HISTORY. and your kids and the kids of the rest of your gang will have to live with the disgrace of you all KILLING PEI. be proud