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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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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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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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Bell: Trans Mountain pipeline, don't pop the bubbly yet

July 2018

Don't believe what politicians are telling you. The TransMountain pipeline expansion project is in a state of suspended animation.

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Canada's purchase of Trans Mountain faces at least 1 more hurdle: Donald Trump

July 2018

Purchase agreement indicates the deal is subject to a U.S. national security review

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Anti Pipeline Activists Divert Flow to Riskier, Higher CO2 Emitting Avenues

July 2018

Where is all the oil being trucked into North Dakota coming from? The mysterious case of nearly...

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If Ottawa Gives Half of TransMountain to First Nations, Shouldn't Pipeline Landowners Benefit Too?

July 2018

Surely if an equity stake is going to be given to anybody, shouldn't landowners with easements on their property be prime candidates?

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GUNTER: Trans Mountain pipeline construction all talk, little action

July 2018

Trans Mountain’s problems were never economic. They were and are political. And neither Ottawa nor Alberta has done anything to solve the political problems holding up pipeline construction....

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