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, will study the Act and exisiting regulations, hold consultations and determine what changes, if any, might be needed.
Please check this site for updates. You can learn more abou the Commissioner, his mandate and ways you can share your ideas.
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)
The Commissioner held a series of public meetings. The locations and dates were as follows:
- Vernon River - Vernon River Consolidated School Library
Tuesday, February 5th - 7 to 9 p.m.
- Morell - Morell High School Cafeteria
Wednesday, February 6th - 7 to 9 p.m.
- Montague - Curling Club
Wednesday, February 13th - 7 to 9 p.m.
- O'Leary - Town Office
Saturday, February 16th - 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- Alberton - Town Hall
Tuesday, February 26 - 7 to 9 p.m.
- Summerside - Loyalist Inn
Wednesday, February 27 - 7 to 9 p.m.
- Charlottetown - Rodd Charlottetown
Thursday, February 28 - 7 to 9 p.m.
- Souris - Access PEI
Monday, March 4, 7 to 9 p.m.
- Kensington - Royal Canadian Legion
Wednesday, March 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
- Kinkora - Kanata Club, Seniors Room
Thursday, March 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
- North Rustico - Lion's Club
Monday, March 25, 7 to 9 p.m.
- Murray Harbour - Community Centre
Tuesday, March 26, 7 to 9 p.m.
- Charlottetown - Rodd Charlottetown, 75 Kent Street
Monday, April 8, 7 to 9:30 p.m. (Storm Date: April 15)
- Crapaud - Englewood School, 20280 Trans Canada Highway
Tuesday, April 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m. (Storm Date: April 10)
- Wellington - Vanier Community Centre, 48 Mill Road
Saturday, April 13, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Interpretation services have been made available through funding under the Canada/PEI Agreement on French Language Services.