land use

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B.C. government’s new land-use law threatens viability of province’s mining industry

In 2024, nominal investment in B.C.'s mining sector will reach a projected $2.4 billion, 15 per cent less than 12 years ago.

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Yes, B.C.’s Land Act changes give First Nations veto over use of Crown Land

The government's documentation describes “shared decision-making through joint or consent models.”

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B.C. government wants to quickly make major changes to Land Act

Only 18 per cent of poll respondents support a First Nations veto over land use in the province.

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B.C. government should properly consult British Columbians about changes to Land Act

The government wants to fundamentally change the way 95 per cent of the province's land and water is managed.

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B.C. government’s land use plan would severely damage province’s investment climate

The province would essentially become un-investable in many industries that do business on Crown lands or water.

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B.C. plans to 'reconcile' by giving First Nations veto on land use

First Nations would have veto power over mining, hydro projects, communication towers and much more.

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B.C. government’s plan to co-manage public land with First Nations will close province for business

According to the plan, First Nations will become joint landlords of more than 90 per cent of the province.

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Both Toronto and Vancouver require at least one space per residential unit in most of the city.

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Ottawa, where red tape is the thickest, should look across the river to Gatineau, which imposes less of a regulatory burden on building.