Email the politicians from our lists below.
The Islands Trust has since hired a Public Engagement firm ISL Engineering, after hearing your criticisms about lack of engagement.
IMPORTANT Update: If you've already sent letters to the Islands Trustees or to provincial contacts, MLAs etc. about the Draft New Policy Statement, but if they have not been posted on the Islands 2050 Website under the PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE tab, you'll need to resend those to: firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure they’re part of the official public record.
Please cc us at email@example.com so we can keep our own tally.
Send your letters by February 25th! All public input completes in March.
Every four years, electors in the Islands Trust Area elect 26 trustees to uphold the mandate to preserve and protect this special part of the world. Two local trustees represent each of the 12 local trust areas, and two municipal trustees represent Bowen Island Municipality.
Each local trustee sits on a local trust committee responsible for land use planning and regulation in its local trust area, and all trustees sit on the Islands Trust Council.
The Islands Trust Conservancy Board consists of two elected trustees from Trust Council, one trustee from Trust Council’s Executive Committee, and up to three members of the public appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. Appointed members serve terms of between one and three years.
For more detail on the Trust, see our page The Islands Trust.
First reading of the draft policy voting results in July 2021 under the Trust prior to the Oct. 2022 election. Those 6 trustees in GREEN essentially voted to “ram” it through (without a proper public engagement) while those 20 in RED voted to rethink the policy after receiving so many letters from impacted residents and businesses.
We’ve included them below plus you can search for your local MLA at the weblink:
Salt Spring Island, Galiano, North & South Pender, Mayne Island, Saturna
- MLA Saanich North & the Islands - Adam Olsen - adam.olsen.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Gabriola, Valdes, Thetis
- MLA Nanaimo – North Cowichan – Doug Routley – douglas.routley.MLA@leg.bc.ca
- MLA Parksville – Qualicum – Adam Walker – adam.walker.MLA@leg.bc.ca
- MLA Mid-Island – Pacific Rim – Josie Osborne – josie.osborne.MLA@leg.bc.ca
- MLA Powell River – Sunshine Coast – Nicholas Simons – nicholas.simons.MLA@bc.leg.ca
- MLA West Vancouver – Sea to Sky – Jordan Sturdy – jordan.sturdy.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Government Ministers to Contact
- David Eby – firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister of Municipal Affairs
- Okenge Yuma Morisho – Deputy Minister – MAH.DMO@gov.bc.ca
Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy
- Kevin Jardine – Deputy Minister – DM.ENV@gov.bc.ca
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries,
- Thomas Ethier – Deputy Minister
Minister of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation
- Doug Caul – Deputy Minister – email@example.com
Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
- Katrine Conroy – Minister – FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
- John Allan – Deputy Minister - firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Luckham, Chair, Trust Council, email@example.com
Russ Hotsenpiller, Chief Administrative Officer, Islands Trust firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Howe, Director – Southern Gulf Islands, Capital Regional District email@example.com
Gary Holman, Director - Saltspring Island, Capital Regional District firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Trustees Individual & Group List below.
Phone numbers can be found on the Islands Trust website.
Judith Gedye, Bowen Island Municipal Trustee
David Graham, Denman Island Trustee
Sam Borthwick, Denman Island Trustee
Susan Yates, Gabriola Island Trustee
Tobi Elliott, Gabriola Island Trustee
Lisa Gauvreau, Galiano Island Trustee
Ben Mabberley, Galiano Island Trustee
Kate-Louise Stamford, Gambier Island Trustee
Alex Allen, Hornby Island Trustee
Grant Scott, Hornby Island Trustee
Mikaila C Lironi, Lasqueti Island Trustee
Timothy Peterson, Lasqueti Island Trustee
Jeanine Dodds, Mayne Island Trustee
David Maude, Mayne Island Trustee
Aaron Campbell, North Pender Trustee
Deb Morrison, North Pender Island Trustee
Jamie Harris, Salt Spring Island Trustee
Laura Patrick, Salt Spring Island Trustee
Mairead Boland, Saturna Island Trustee
Lee Middleton, Saturna Island Trustee
Dag Falck, South Pender Island Trustee
Kristina Evans, South Pender Island Trustee
Ken Hunter, Thetis Island Trustee
Peter Luckham, Thetis Island Trustee
ISLANDS TRUST CONSERVANCY BOARD:
Dr. Risa Smith, Islands Trust Conservancy Board Member
Linda Adams, Islands Trust Conservancy Board Member
TO HAVE YOUR CONCERNS AND CRITICAL FEEDBACK INCLUDED IN THE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROCESS, PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTERS TO BOTH GROUP EMAILS BELOW and CC us: email@example.com
To be updated after the election Oct. 2022.
Email your local, regional and provincial politicians/senior staff if you are equally as concerned about the proposed tree-cutting bylaw impacts to forestry and farming.
MUNI.Minister@gov.bc.ca, FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org, Adam.Olsen.MLA@leg.bc.ca, jordan.sturdy.MLA@leg.bc.ca, ronna-rae.leonard.MLA@leg.bc.ca, sheila.malcolmson.MLA@leg.bc.ca, dan.ashtonMLA@leg.bc.ca, ellis.ross.MLA@leg.bc.ca, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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