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 firstname.lastname@example.org, phone at 620-3459 or by letter to; Commission on the Lands Protection Act, 3 Brighton Road, PO Box 2000, Charlottetown PE, C1A 7N8.