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Elected officials ask province for governance study
   Letter from Salt Spring Trustees
   Letter from Salt Spring CRD Director
   Letter from Salt Spring Chamber of Commerce
Let the Minister know what you think too!

Trust Policy Review proposal fails
Pushback by islanders stops expensive make work project

LTC meeting video
Salt Spring Trustees fulfill their election promise

Trust Wide News
The names and amounts paid to all suppliers of the Islands Trust, responding to a Freedom Of Information Request

There are a lot of documents to go through, but still, we have to follow the money.

Does the End Justify the Means? Original - non-watered down version
Viewpoint Oct. 26th, 2011 - John Macpherson

Allocation of public money to societies leads Supreme Court petition -
The Islands Independent - October 21, 2011 - covers facts not included in Driftwood

View the Petition Filed against Trustees Ehring, Torgrimson and CRD Director Hendren

View the related videos

Election Matters Salt Spring - links to the candidates websites - who gets to vote?

Incorporation Question - Results of the Survey - The Editorial Endorsing Incorporation
and the 5 Part Series - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 in the Gulf Islands Driftwood

Videos posted of the Sept Trust Council Meeting - watch Valerie de Wint from Galiano

George Grams response to Misty MacDufee letter in the Driftwood. The Driftwood refused to print his response. George Grams original Opinion piece "Bylaw a 'fundamental assault' on local rights and freedoms' which appeared in the June 15th, 2011, Driftwood.

Salt Spring Island Aug. 3rd Bylaw 448 Public Hearing Videos Posted
Invitation to all islands - please record videos at your significant meetings and we will post these online.

Video of June 22nd, 2011, Public Hearing at ArtSpring (Salt Spring)

Video of June 21 st, 2011 Public Hearing at Harbour House (Salt Spring)

This letter/email exchange started with a complaint against the Salt Spring Island LTC sent from a group of concerned Islanders to the Executive Committee

Letter From Trust Council Chair Sheila Malcolmson to the TAG team regarding their delegation at Trust Council, May 10th, 2011

Reply to Trust Council Chair S. Malcolmson's letter of May 10 (above)

Another Reply to the Malcolmson letter (above) - N. Schlenker

Sheila Malcolmson's reply to TAG- June 27th, 2011

RAR Staff Report - released May 31st for a June 2nd LTC (comments extracted)

April 28th, 2011, RAR Community Information Meeting Videos

The Islands Independent coverage of RAR on Salt Spring Island (supplement)

Mystery of the vanished Salt Spring consultant
links to better understand The Forum article in
The Islands Independent

Eric Booth - Trust Matters - Why Wake up Now? - April 22, 2011 Islands Independent

May 5th, 2010 - Gulf Island Citizens' Council delivers PETITION to the Minister

Transparency & Accountability in Governance

These are fundamental to our democratic process. These principles are enshrined in the Community Charter and the Local Government Act. 

TAG Team is a network of people from a number of Gulf Island communities who share concern for matters of transparency and accountability in governance.  There is no "membership", no clubhouse, no fees, no secret handshake….just a willingness to be involved in creating participatory, open, and representative governance consistent with democratic principles.

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