Advocacy Letters

At the Islands Trust, advocacy is the act of influencing and seeking cooperation with other agencies and decision-makers.

Some of the things we work on together are laws, regulations, policies, programs, budgets, priorities, and other decisions related to the Islands Trust preserve and protect mandate.

Writing letters is only one way we advocate and cooperate. To learn more see the Advocacy Program page. All letters below are sent on behalf of the Islands Trust Council or Executive Committee unless otherwise noted.

Freshwater Sustainability

Governance

July 8, 2022

February 19, 2021

December 2, 2019

October 25, 2019

October 24, 2019

August 22, 2019

December 18, 2018

November 27, 2018

June 18, 2018

March 13, 2018

Oil Spills & Shipping

November 15, 2022

March 30, 2022

January 26, 2022

March 1, 2021

September 30, 2019

June 14, 2019

April 15, 2019

December 3, 2018

November 20, 2018

November 5, 2018

October 15, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 3, 2018

September 5, 2018

September 20, 2018

Response from Office of the Prime Minister

July 12, 2018

May 31, 2018

June 21, 2018

Response from Minister of Transport

July 10, 2018

Response from Assistant Commissioner, Western Region Canadian Coast Guard

April 30, 2018

August 3, 2018

Transportation

October 31, 2022

September 22, 2022

August 24, 2022

August 22, 2022

March 23, 2022

October 15, 2021

April 19, 2021

January 19, 2021

October 2, 2020

October 14, 2020

Response from Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

August 12, 2020

July 30, 2020

September 9, 2020

Response from Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020

August 28, 2019

October 10, 2019

Response from Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

February 19, 2019

March 8, 2019

Response from President & CEO BC Ferries

November 2, 2018

October 9, 2018

October 23, 2018

Response from Minister Trevena Regarding Overloads on BC Ferries’ Route 22

October 9, 2018

May 14, 2018

Other

August 4, 2022

Islands Trust Council Urges Federal and Provincial Governments to Support the Global Initiative for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

July 15, 2022

Request for New Legislation to Protect and Restore Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Health

June 1, 2022

Islands Trust Chair writes re:  Endorsement of Bill C-216 to Save Lives 

October 6, 2021

Gambier Local Trust Committee support for renaming of Halkett Bay Dock on Gambier Island

May 20, 2021

Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee Chair Writes – Proposed Regional Growth Strategy Amendment to Nanaimo Airport Lands

April 12, 2021

Minister of Environment and Climate Change re: Request that the Province of British Columbia Introduce a Province-wide Ban on the use of Rodenticides

April 19, 2021                    

Response from Minister of Environment and Climate Change

May 19, 2020

Call for Redress of Historical Wrongs Against Japanese Canadians

May 24, 2020

Response from National Association of Japanese Canadians

June 2, 2020

Response from Office of the Premier

July 29, 2020

Response from the Honourable Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism

November 5, 2019

Mayne Island Improvement District re: Garbage Services  (from Mayne Island LTC)

November 28, 2019

Response from Mayne Island Improvement District  (to Mayne Island LTC)

January 19, 2018

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy re: Review of Professional Reliance Model

June 28, 2018

Response from Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy