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Keeping B.C.'s Food Local: What's Next for the ALR?

Protecting farmland in perpetuity is the provincial interest, but it is only half the issue. Ensuring farmers can afford to farm is the vital other half. When farmers aren't making a living, when they can't afford to feed themselves, they are forced to make choices that may put their farmland and the provincial interest at risk.
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Troubling Rumblings Around B.C.'s Agricultural Land Commission

Bill Bennett, minister responsible for the B.C. government's core review, is trying his darndest lately to reassure British Columbians that the government "has no plans to dismantle" the Agricultural Land Commission and that much of the speculation was simply the result of government "brainstorming." That's nice. Doesn't mean much in government-speak, but it sounds comforting. It's what comes next that should be of concern. In an interview with the Globe and Mail on Tuesday, Bennett confirmed that the Commission would, however, be subject to the government's core review.
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Land Reserve: NDP vs. Liberals

VANCOUVER - A letter from B.C.'s Agriculture Ministry suggesting the body that regulates provincial farmland put off a boundary review is proof the Liberal government is trying to dismantle the reserv...
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Pimm Seeks Guidance

VICTORIA - British Columbia's agriculture minister is seeking guidance from the province's conflict of interest commissioner on the thorny issue of his lobbying of the Agricultural Land Commission, sa...
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Minister Admonished For Land Application

VANCOUVER - Before presenting his cabinet colleagues with a proposal to overhaul British Columbia's agricultural land reserve, Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm was admonished by the arm's length commissi...
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Land Reserve Independence In Jeopardy?

VANCOUVER - A leaked cabinet document that proposes significant changes to British Columbia's Agricultural Land Reserve — millions of hectares of cherished farmland that have been largely protected fr...