Thursday, July 19
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Place: Room 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St.
Delta’s Threatened Agricultural Land Reserve.
If port operations and industry expand onto agricultural land in Delta, is that good news for our economy but bad news for sustainability? The latest 500+ acre expansion would occur on farmers’ fields protected by the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). Is Deltaport expansion so critical that it trumps protection of the ALR?
The conversation will begin with Vicki Huntington, Independent MLA for South Delta, Joel Wood, Senior Research Economist of the Fraser Institute and Duncan Wilson, VP Corporate Social Responsibility for Port Metro Vancouver. If you’re interested in lively presentations, followed by vigorous dialog, this is the City Conversation to join.