On October 27, 2010, Federation President Daniel Boucher sent letters to the Premier David Alward and to the Minister of Public Safety Hon. Robert Trevors on the issue of Mandatory ATV Trail Passes.
President Boucher indicated that the Federation will bring soon ATV issues to the attention of the new government and its appropriate Cabinet ministers. The President stressed, however, that there is some urgency right now for the government to proclaim changes to the legislation to make the ATV Trail Passes mandatory.
The President made the point that most of our funding to operate as a Federation, to develop our Provincial ATV Trail Network and its infrastructures comes from ATV registration fees deposited into the Trail Management Trust Fund. A mandatory ATV trail pass system will increase our funding base, allowing us to expand our support of outdoor recreational in N.B. It is our goal to ensure all New Brunswickers have access to a well- managed provincial ATV trail system, so they too may "View New Brunswick from the Inside."
The President also sent the letters to all Government MLAs.