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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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Misguided Protesters Get Jail Time

Line 3 replacement sets new standards for safety and environment...

August 2018

CAEPLA takes landowner safety and environmental stewardship very seriously because our members and their families live and work with pipe in their backyards 24/7/365.

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Crude-By-Rail Could Save The Permian Boom

August 2018

CAEPLA has worked for decades to establish landowner-approved safety standards for pipelines. But pipeline construction in Canada has largely been paralyzed.

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Erstwhile Kinder Morgan Canada CEO Ian Anderson makes his debut as a handsomely paid government spokesperson

August 2018

He advises that work on TransMountain will soon be underway once bird nesting season is concluded.

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Where does this leave TransMountain pipeline landowners?

August 2018

Kinder Morgan shareholders will vote whether to accept Ottawa's $4.5 billion offer to purchase the TransMountain pipeline at a special meeting in Calgary on August 30th.

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Expropriation Unlimited

Pipeline companies are not the worst offenders when it comes to legal land theft in Canada

August 2018

“If the state wants your property, it can take your property.”

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Do We Still Need the National Energy Board?

Canada was building pipelines long before we ever regulated them

August 2018

“The NEB is an anachronism born from the wartime central planning mentality. It really has no purpose in the modern world. The lack of trust in its review processes is...

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Consultation Nation

August 2018

How regulation empowers eco activism while sidelining legitimate stakeholders

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Could this resurrect Energy East or a new pipeline project from Enbridge?

August 2018

Saudi Arabia freezes new trade, investment after Canada demands activists be freed

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When Farmers Don't Have Property Rights

August 2018

It might seem an extreme suggestion, but when you lack property rights, expropriations can happen for any reason -- including what amounts to ethnic cleansing as we are seeing in...

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Bankrupt Philadelphia plunders its property owners for cash

July 2018

Coming soon to Manitoba Hydro customers and other property owners subject to Crown utilities?

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