The intent of the Lands Protection Act is to regulate the amount of property that can be held by any one person or corporation. It has been more than thirty years since the adoption of the Lands Protection Act.
In recognition of the need for an in-depth review, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan appointed Horace Carver, Q.C. as Lands Protection Act Commissioner.
Mr. Carver, a well-respected former provincial cabinet minister who was active in the drafting and passage of the original legislation back in 1982, studied the Act and exisiting regulations, held consultations across Prince Edward Island and has written his final report.
You can read the report in English or French, and learn about the Commissioner and his mandate.
Government to act on recommendations of Lands Protection Act Commissioner
(November 28, 2013) Read the Report English French
Government to appoint independent commissioner to review Lands Protection Act (August 23, 2012)
Horace Carver, Q.C. appointed Lands Protection Act Commissioner (November 8, 2012)
Lands Protection Act Commissioner seeking feedback from Islanders (January 25, 2013)
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