More than two weeks ago, the B.C. Liberal government announced plans to split the Agricultural Land Reserve into two zones.
The proposal to create Zone 1 (Island, South Coast, and Okanagan) and Zone 2 (Interior, Kootenay, and North) has generated much opposition among farmers, scientists, and local governments.
According to the B.C. Food Systems Network, the government's Bill 24 would "weaken protection for 90 per cent of lands currently in the ALR"—those in Zone 2.
Some critics of the legislation are taking to social media to post "felfies" (farmer selfies) with protest messages.