We are all seeing the massive monster homes going up all around us on farmland here in Surrey/White Rock. These homes have driven up the price of farmland, so that farmers can no longer afford to be farmers. They have taken valuable land out of farming land pool so that B.C. no longer can feed itself, and we are dependent on food from China, Mexico and the U.S.
Developers and foreign investment infect our real estate market and ALR land is cheaper. If they grow just $2,500 worth of a farm product a year – they do not pay regular property taxes, in fact, often no tax.
We need to push our city councils to submit support of this bill and force our MLAs to vote for approval.
At the moment, the BC Liberal party has stopped the bill as they do not want their corporate and foreign buddies to lose out on acquiring every inch of our province. I wrote our White Rock-area MLA, but she is voting against approval. We need to publicly shame her for this.
Please support Bill 52.
Vicki Pauze, White Rock