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Deregulation Backgrounder - Bill 21 Agricultural Land Commission Act

Subject: 
Environmental Deregulation, Agricultural Land Commission
Author: 
West Coast Environmental Law
Summary: 

Bill 21, the Agricultural Land Commission Act replaces the previous Agricultural Land Reserve Act
incorporating many of the provisions of the old Act, along with a number of key structural and
substantive changes, including;

  • A new regionalized structure for the Land Commission
  • Improved administrative powers
  • Changes to the allowable non-farm uses of agricultural land plus new regulation making powers that facilitate further changes to the list of permissible non-farm uses
  • Gutting of the Forest Land Reserve provisions
Publication Date: 
November 1, 2004
Publication Pages: 
5
Publisher: 
West Coast Environmental Law
Publication City: 
Vancouver
Publication Format: 
PDF