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P.E.I. Senator Diane Griffin to host panel discussion on lands protection Feb. 23

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The Coalition for the Protection of P.E.I. Land and the Coalition for the Protection of P.E.I. Water is hosting a forum on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Charlottetown.

The forum is entitled “Land Grabbing on P.E.I.: How the Lands Protection Act is being violated and why Islanders should be concerned”.

It will take place at the Farm Centre on University Avenue, 1:30-4 p.m. The storm date is March 16.

Senator Diane Griffin, chairwoman of the Senate committee on agriculture and forestry, will lead a panel of presenters with a summary of her research on land grabbing and speculation in Canada and beyond. Other panelists include Douglas Campbell, district director for the National Farmers Union on P.E.I., and Island writer Ian Petrie.

Following presentations by the panelists, there will be a short Q&A and then participants will be asked to help contribute to possible solutions.

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