The Farm Assessment Review Panel submitted its report and recommendations to government on July 31, 2009. Read the final report here.
The panel was appointed by the Province in February 2008 and conducted a provincewide review of the existing regulations and policies to ensure the farm assessment process is fair, equitable and streamlined.
The panel included co-chairs Frank Leonard, mayor of Saanich, and John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes, local government representatives, a cross-section of B.C’s agriculture community, the BC Assessment Board and others.
The panel members toured the province and met with more than 1,000 British Columbians, reviewed over 200 written submissions and reached consensus about the report recommendations. For details on the comments and input received at the public consultations click here.
On July 31, 2009, the Farm Assessment Review Panel submitted their final report to the Province with recommendations for implementation in 2010 and 2011. For 2010, the Standards for Classification of Land as Farm Regulation has been amended to provide new policy rules for the assessment of farm land.