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Overview Of The Agricultural Land Commission Act

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The Act establishes the provincial agricultural land reserve comprising the total of all agricultural land in British Columbia. The purposes of the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission (the “commission”), pursuant to s. 6(1), are to preserve the agricultural land reserve, to encourage farming of land within the agricultural land reserve in collaboration with other communities of interest, and to encourage local governments, first nations, the government, and its agents to enable and accommodate farm use of land within the agricultural land reserve and uses compatible with agriculture in their plans, bylaws, and policies. Effective March 12, 2020, s. 6(2) requires the commission, to fulfill its purposes, to give priority to protecting and enhancing the size, integrity, and continuity of the land base of the agricultural land reserve and its use for “farm use” as that term is defined in the Agricultural Land Commission Act.