Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tsawwassen First Nation

We have been receiving great feedback from the major Agricultural Land Reserve report that we released a few weeks ago. The report found that 264 hectares of land was excluded from the ALR or used for transportation between 2000 to 2009.

I received an email last night pointing me to the Tsawwassen First Nation treaty. What is interesting is that treaty removed 207 hectares of land from the Agricultural Land Reserve. This didn't show up in any of my research on the ALR as this was removed by federal legislation and not the exclusion process. We know that some of that land will be used for storage of containers for the port, so there will certainly be a further loss of productive farm land. It really seem that Delta ALR land has bit hit the hardest last decade.

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