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January 25, 2013
For immediate release
Lands Protection Act Commissioner seeking feedback from Islanders
Finance and Energy
Commissioner, Horace Carver Q.C., has been directed to inquire into and report on the adequacy of land holding limits, options for reducing red tape and other matters related to the Lands Protection Act. Mr. Carver began work early in January and will travel across the province over the next several months to hear from the public. His final report will be presented to Government by June 30, 2013.
Today, the Commissioner announced the dates, times and locations for the first round of the public consultations:
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 on Tuesday, February 12, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Montague – Curling Club on Wednesday, February 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Crapaud – Curling Centre on Wednesday, February 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wellington – Vanier Community Centre (simultaneous translation services available) on Thursday February 21, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Carver stated that, “Meetings will also be held in Alberton, Kinkora, Summerside, Kensington, Charlottetown, Souris and Murray Harbour.”
The Commissioner added that, “I have been encouraged by the interest and response of Islanders to date and look forward to hearing from many more at the public meetings.” The Commissioner also welcomes Islanders to provide their comments and suggestions, by email, letter or telephone at:
Commission on the Lands Protection Act
3 Brighton Road, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
For more information and to view the terms of reference, please visit www.gov.pe.ca/lpa.