Legislation will enable community, economic development in Haida Gwaii

By Ministry of Forests
Government of British Columbia
March 7, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Province will enable the transfer of approximately $60 million from a legacy trust to the Gwaii Trust Society for the benefit of the broader Haida Gwaii community. “As a rural and remote community, the people of Haida Gwaii should be able to access and use this fund in a forward-looking way that addresses their unique needs,” said Bruce Ralston, B.C.’s Minister of Forests. “The transfer is long overdue, and I’m glad that this bill will finally help that become a reality. The Gwaii Trust Society funds and supports projects that contribute to the well-being of the Haida Gwaii community, and builds a more diverse, sustainable economy for the long term.” …This fund will support broader projects beyond forestry and tourism, creating new local jobs for nearly 5,000 people. …If passed by the legislature, Bill 8 – the Athlii Gwaii legacy trust (winding up) act will enable the transfer of the trust property to the Gwaii Trust Society. 

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