Review the 35 year old Islands Trust Act

This isNOT the HST Petition


Whereas matters of concern have arisen from the interpretation and administration of the Islands Trust Act, and ;

Whereas the Act has not been reviewed since coming into force 35 years ago;

We the undersigned, respectfully petition the Government of British Columbia to order a full and independent public core review of the Islands Trust Act, in consultation with members of the legislature, legal and land use experts, and the Island Communities affected, with a view to:

(a) modernizing and streamlining the Act,

(b) balancing the preservation and protection of our vibrant, diverse rural communities, with the security of our natural environment, and

(c) establishing locally accountable and responsible governance structures.

(NOTE: Please leave a comment that includes your Island, what your troubles with the Trust are, and how we can make the Trust better. )

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Gulf Islands Citizens' Council



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    Robert Preston, Canada

    1 year ago Comments: -
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    Terry Stonehouse, Canada

    2 years ago Comments: Gabriola Resident. Unfortunately a review of the IT is a little late as this level of governance should be abolished. It is a body that is arrogant, ineffective and the decisions that they make are very questionable to their mandate. Sadly the damage done is going to effect property values and all Gulf Island Property Owners need to stand up and tell Victoria that the time has come for change. Regional District or Municipal Governance is adequate.
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    Luke van der Horst, Canada

    2 years ago Comments: The Island Trust form of Government has outlived it's usefulness.Getting rid of it will be like a breath of fresh air and renew the vitality and harmony of island communities.
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