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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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Donald Trump comes through for Alberta again with a presidential permit for a second Canadian oil pipeline

October 2017

Enbridge says it welcomes the news, which will allow it to ramp up the flow on the line — also know as Alberta Clipper — to as much as...

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Environmentalist turns emergency shut off valve for pipeline, faces 21 years in prison

CAEPLA has been warning about the growing threat of eco extremism bordering on terrorism for years.

October 2017

Not only are stunts like this violations of property rights -- very often of both company and pipeline landowners -- they put the public living along energy corridors at great...

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TransCanada abandons Energy East pipeline project

The Canadian Press

October 2017

CALGARY -- The premiers of Alberta and New Brunswick say they're disappointed by TransCanada's cancellation of the Energy East pipeline, which would have connected their two provinces. Alberta Premier Rachel...

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Peace River Mainline Abandonment Raises Big Questions for Landowners and Regulators...

By Dave Core

October 2017

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) a division of TransCanada Pipelines, has applied to the National Energy Board (NEB) to abandon its 266km Peace River Mainline Pipeline. Interestingly the company has...

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NEB to hold public hearing on biggest-ever pipeline abandonment application

September 2017

The National Energy Board (NEB) is gearing up to hold a public hearing to consider the largest facility abandonment application in its history. 

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Trudeau's sad legacy: Billions in energy infrastructure spending, scuttled on his watch

September 2017

Claudia Cattaneo: The last time there was so much heavy handed, poorly thought out federal interference was during the failed NEP in the 1980s when Trudeau’s father was in...

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From Paralysis to Rigor Mortis: Ottawa Kills Another Pipeline

National Energy Board demands may have ended Energy East

September 2017

National Energy Board demands may have ended Energy East

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Can landowners and pipeline companies be partners?

About Pipelines (CEPA) recently spoke with Dave Core, CAEPLA CEO and director of federally regulated projects

September 2017

Pipelines cross through 119,000 km of land in Canada, and some of that land is privately owned. The farmers and ranchers who own this land work with pipeline operators during...

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Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed

August 2017

Perhaps hypocritical government and regulatory bureaucrats, supposedly mandated to protect the “public” interest, can no longer hide from accountability and claim that they owe no duty of care to the...

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If you are against pipelines...

July 2017

If you are against pipelines then do your part and shut off the one bringing gas to your house.

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