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.
Trustees List: Standing L-R: Jamie Harris, David Graham, Aaron Campbell, Mikaila Lironi, Tim Peterson, Deb Morrison, Lee Middleton, Kate-Louise Stamford, Laura Patrick, Alex Allen, Tobi Elliott, David Maude, Joe Bernardo, Grant Scott, Judi Gedye, Sam Borthwick, Ken Hunter
Sitting L-R: Mairead Boland, Dag Falck, Kristina Evans, Ben Mabberley, Lisa Gauvreau, Peter Luckham, Susan Yates, Sue Ellen Fast
Absent: Jeanine Dodds
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
The current cabinet is as follows:
Agriculture and Food: Pam Alexis Minister – AGR.Minister@gov.bc.ca;
Attorney General: Niki Sharma AG.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Children and Family Development: Mitzi Dean MCF.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Citizens’ Services: Lisa Beare CITZ.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Education and Child Care: Rachna Singh EDUC.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Minister of State for Child Care: Grace Lore
Emergency Management and Climate Readiness: Bowinn Ma bowinn.ma.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation: Josie Osborne EMPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Finance (includes Columbia River Treaty): Katrine Conroy FIN.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Forests, and Minister Responsible for Consular Corps: Bruce Ralston Minister – FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Health, and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs: Adrian Dix HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Housing, and Government House Leader: Ravi Kahlon Ravi.Kahlon.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation: Brenda Bailey JERI.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Minister of State for Trade: Jagrup Brar
Labour: Harry Bains LBR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Mental Health and Addictions: Jennifer Whiteside MMHA.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Municipal Affairs: Anne Kang Muni.firstname.lastname@example.org;
Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills (including foreign credentials recognition): Selina Robinson selina.robinson.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Minister of State for Workforce Development: Andrew Mercier
Public Safety and Solicitor General (ICBC), and Deputy Premier: Mike Farnworth PSSG.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Social Development and Poverty Reduction: Sheila Malcolmson SDPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca
Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport: Lana Popham lana.popham.MLA@leg.bc.ca
Transportation and Infrastructure (BC Transit and Translink): Rob Fleming Minister.Transportation@gov.bc.ca
Minister of State for Infrastructure and Transit: Dan Coulter
Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (Fisheries): Nathan Cullen LWRS.email@example.com
Island Trustees Individual & Group List below.
Phone numbers can be found on the Islands Trust website.
Please email your representatives with any concerns and copy us if you’re able at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send to all trustees at once with: email@example.com (group list)
Sue Ellen Fast, Bowen Island Municipal Trustee
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
Joe Bernardo, 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
Peter Luckham, Thetis Island Trustee
Chair, Trust Council
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
ISLANDS TRUST CONSERVANCY BOARD:
Dr. Risa Smith, Islands Trust Conservancy Board Member
Linda Adams, Islands Trust Conservancy Board Member
BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon has named his shadow cabinet, tasked with challenging the government on its policies and priorities. List of shadow critics below. Email the BC Liberal Caucus: BCLiberalCaucus@leg.bc.ca. You can search for your local MLA at the weblink:
Mike de Jong and Peter Milobar will remain the shadow ministers for attorney general and finance respectively, while house leader Todd Stone will step in as critic for jobs, economic development and innovation.
Dan Ashton — municipal affairs;
Bruce Banman — emergency management, climate readiness and citizen Services;
Mike Bernier — forests;
Shirley Bond — health, seniors services and long-term care;
Doug Clovechok — Columbia Basin initiatives, caucus whip);
Dan Davies — social development and poverty reduction;
Lorne Doerkson — water, land and resource stewardship and rural development (plus, deputy caucus whip);
Trevor Halford — transportation and infrastructure, ICBC and affordability;
Karin Kirkpatrick — housing and childcare;
Greg Kyllo — labour and skills training;
Michael Lee — Indigenous relations and reconciliation;
Norm Letnick — children and family development;
Renee Merrifield — environment and climate change, gender equity and inclusion;
Mike Morris — public safety and solicitor general;
Coralee Oakes — advanced education (plus, caucus chair);
Ian Paton — agriculture and food;
Ellis Ross — energy and LNG;
Tom Shypitka — mines and low carbon innovation;
Ben Stewart — tourism and trade;
Elenore Sturko — mental health, addiction, recovery and education;
Jordan Sturdy — BC Ferries, fisheries and aquaculture; and
Teresa Wat — multiculturalism, anti-racism initiatives, arts and culture.
MLA Jackie Tegart is the only caucus member not to get a shadow portfolio because she is assistant deputy speaker.
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, email@example.com, 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, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
To be updated.
Pre-election Oct. 2022 members:
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