WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has appointed a Land Titles inspector who will report to the minister as a first step in improving the Land Titles system in Yukon.
Lora Bansley has been appointed to undertake a review of business processes in the Land Titles Office.
“Our government committed to modernizing the Land Titles system and a first step in that process is to determine what improvements need to be made,” Justice Minister Mike Nixon said. “Efficient delivery of government services is a priority for our government as it supports economic development in the territory.”
Bansley is an experienced real property lawyer and chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Information Services Corporation, the Saskatchewan Crown corporation with responsibility for land titles and surveys in that province. Bansley has been appointed as inspector pursuant to the Land Titles Act and has begun her work.
Bansley is meeting this week with staff in the Land Titles Office as well as stakeholders and will prepare a report with recommendations for immediate improvements to business processes. She will also identify specific areas for legislative and systems modernization.
“We are pleased that the Government of Yukon has begun to modernize the Land Titles Office,” Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce president Rick Karp said. “The chamber and our members fully support this initiative and we will participate in any way we can to ensure that the project achieves the desired outcome.”
The value and number of transactions processed by the Land Titles Office continues to reach historically high levels. The value of real estate transactions in Yukon for 2010-11 was just over $228 million, a 24 per cent increase from the year before.