February 10, 2006
On February 7, the ELC sponsored a forum regarding the current dismantling of the Agricultural Land Reserve. Approximately 150 people, representing numerous organizations, attended the forum. Speakers included former Premier Dave Barrett, who created the ALR legislation in 1973, and Agrologist Dave Sands of the ALR Protection and Enhancement Committee. Sands recently retired from a career in the provincial government, where he worked on ALR issues for many years. He is now volunteering his time to oppose the dismantling of the Reserve.