The Sunshine Coast Community Forest

Legal costs cut into Community Forest dividend

By Sean Eckford
The Coast Reporter
June 4, 2018

The Sunshine Coast Community Forest operating arm, Sechelt Community Projects (SCPI), says it spent $79,692 on legal and audit fees in the first quarter of 2018 as a direct result of court action by the group Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF). In a report for the June 6 Sechelt council meeting, SCPI chair and president Glen Bonderud said, “This was a totally unnecessary cost and impacted directly the extraordinary dividend we will be presenting to the SCCF Legacy Fund.” …Bonderud’s letter goes on to say SCPI will be pursuing payment of the costs awarded by the BC Supreme Court in a May ruling on a case brought by ELF against SCPI and the Ministry of Forests.

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