Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Update in the ALC Saga

If you have been following this blog, you know that I have been working on gathering data on the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in the South of Fraser. It has proven to be very difficult. Anyway, a month ago I sent in a request to the Agricultural Land Commission requesting decisions from 2000 to 2005. (Anything past 2005 is online.) I was shocked when I received the following from the ALC today. You can download the whole letter from the document archive. They want $1381 to fulfill my request! I will be contacting the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, as I believe this information should be accessible and a matter of public record. Going back 10 years is not unreasonable. Anyway, the adventure continues...

As a note of interest Langley Township has 38% of all ALR land in Greater Vancouver. The South of Fraser has 70% of all ALR land in Metro Vancouver.

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