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John is a litigator whose practice is focused in the areas of commercial and environmental litigation, expropriation law, energy regulation, and regulatory offences.  He is particularly interested in agricultural issues and the regulation of agricultural land use, and lives and works on his family’s cash crop farm north of London, Ontario with his wife and three kids.  Landowner Law Blog

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It's called expropriation in Canada and Eminent Domain in the US.

January 2018

Governments already subsidize energy transport by taking land away from its rightful owners -- usually productive farmers and ranchers -- and giving it...

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NEB Hearing for Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

January 2018

If the NEB follows its own inflated mandate, CAEPLA may be able to leverage the process on behalf of the local landowners they represent.

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What real world Property Rights could look like...

January 2018

By Tim Moen This is a predictable result of government “ownership” of resources.

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Government "mega projects" are the greatest threat to your property rights today.

January 2018

Manitoba premiers Greg Selinger and Brian Pallister are the toxic twins of public policy when it comes to the abuse of landowners and taxpayers in that province.  

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Morton: Alberta needs to play the long game in pipeline politics

January 2018

Alberta may have lost the policy battle over the Energy East pipeline, but there’s one more battle to fight: the huge jurisdictional overreach by the National Energy Board’s addition of...

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Drain the Swamp

January 2018

An excellent expose on the murky, bizarre, Byzantine National Energy Board (NEB).

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Nebraska Approves Last Segment of KEYSTONE XL Pipeline

‘A Big Win’

December 2017

The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the final segment of TransCanada’s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline

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Anti-pipeline group goes back to work against Keystone XL

December 2017

If TransCanada partnered with CAEPLA to address the legitimate concerns of Nebraska landowners the way they did with our Canadian members almost a decade ago, the company could boost the fortunes...

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The Unofficial Moratorium on Pipeline Construction is Costing the Canadian Economy

December 2017

What that means in real world terms is fewer jobs for Canadians, less wealth creation, and no opportunities for landowners to partner with the energy transport industry.

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Eco-Terror Attack in Quebec

It's time to start telling it like it is

December 2017

This is eco-terrorism.  Not a term we use lightly. 

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