Crown land transfer

Lennox Island and Province sign agreement for Mount Pleasant

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The Government of PEI has transferred two parcels of Crown land to the Lennox Island First Nation. Over 27 acres of land, including the West Prince Visitor Information Centre, was transferred to the Lennox Island Development Corporation (LIDC) to begin the creation of the Lennox Island Tourism Centre.

“I am very pleased to see the Province enter into an agreement with the Lennox Island Development Corporation to transfer these two parcels of land to our Band,” said Chief Darlene Bernard of Lennox Island First Nation. “The Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq regaining access to lands and resources is a key part of reconciliation, and this transfer is a small but significant step in that process.”

During the first year of the transfer agreement, the Province will continue to manage the visitor centre while LIDC works to develop a transition and operational plan which will allow Lennox Island First Nation to expand Indigenous tourism products with Tourism PEI.

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