Series GR-3383 - Inquiry into Six Mile Ranch, Kamloops on the Lake Resort fonds

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Inquiry into Six Mile Ranch, Kamloops on the Lake Resort fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Also known as the Perry Commission fonds.
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  • 1996-1998 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Inquiry into Six Mile Ranch, Kamloops on the Lake Resort

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54 cm of textual records

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The Perry Commission of Inquiry into Six Mile Ranch was established by order in council 47 on 16 January 1998 pursuant to section 8 of the Inquiry Act and Section 40 of the Agricultural Land Commission Act. The commission was to inquire into and report on all applications described in section 40(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act respecting the Six Mile Ranch, Kamloops on the Lake Resort. Sections 40 to 43 empower cabinet to declare any application before the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to be in the “provincial interest.” Once so declared, review of the application is conducted according to criteria that are significantly wider than those observed by the ALC and include “probable environmental, economic, social, cultural and heritage effects, and, without limitation, the agricultural effects” of the application. Jurisdiction of the Perry Commission was challenged in three areas, constitutional authority, alleged failure of due process, and, alleged lack of jurisdiction under the ALC Act. These challenges are addressed at the beginning of the commission's report. On 30 January commissioner David G. Perry met with directors of the ALC and developer of Six Mile Ranch, Kamloops on the Lake Resort, Michael Grenier, President, Pagebrook Inc. in the Burnaby office of the ALC. On 9 February the development site was inspected and public hearings were held in Kamloops on 10 and 11 February and again in Vancouver on 12 and 13 February. The commission submitted its report on 23 February 1998. In addition to addressing the terms of reference of order in council 47, the report made recommendations respecting potential problems raised by the use of section 40 of the Act.

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Upon the close of the commission records were retained by the Independent Agencies, Boards and Commissions office of the Ministry of the Attorney General who transferred the records to the Provincial Archives on 16 September 1998. In April 2001 David Perry transferred additional records from the holdings of his former law office, the Quadra Legal Centre. Copies of three missing memoranda were obtained from the Agricultural Land Commission on 8 June 2001.

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In addition to commissioner David Perry's report, the fonds consists of public submissions, studies, reports, memoranda and administrative records dealing with land use issues at Kamloops Lake including the proposed real estate development Six Mile Ranch, Kamloops on the Lake Resort by Pagebrook Inc. and the functioning of the Agricultural Land Commission Act.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records. Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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Archives code(s): Briefly known as AAAA0064.

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Accession number(s): 93-2998

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