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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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Communist-run Cuba to recognize private property in new constitution

July 2018

At present Canada's laws regarding property are textbook communist:  any land can be taken by government in the name of "the greater good," and even for the benefit of privately...

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The Expropriator-in-Chief is at it again.

July 2018

Donald Trump built his private sector career via Eminent Domain...

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SPE International

SPE International

July 2018

With a price tag of $28-billion, this giant 3,500 km pipeline system will deliver gas from the Caspian Sea directly to Europe.

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CAEPLA Workshop Series - Remediation 101

CAEPLA Workshop Series - Remediation 101

June 2018

Join CAEPLA and Enbridge for an interactive workshop exploring everything pipeline landowners need to know about protecting and restoring soil.

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A Season of Change for CAEPLA...

A Season of Change for CAEPLA...

May 2018

As any farmer knows, Spring is a time of renewal. A time for a fresh start, new projects, and a time of optimism. Being that CAEPLA is very much in...

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For years CAEPLA has lobbied for the reform or better yet repeal of the National Energy Board

April 2018

In this letter to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr last year on the "indigenous traditional knowledge" currently fashionable with the Trudeau Government, we anticipated and expressed concerns about, the current...

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Two adversarial countries, a lawless bombed-out third, and a terrorist organization come together to build a pipeline, and Canada can’t

March 2018

An Afghan, a Pakistani, an Indian, and a Turk..menistanian walk into a bar. No wait, into a pipeline meeting. No wait, this isn’t a joke, it’s…I don’t even know what...

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If pipeline companies had historically respected landowner property rights, would their projects be in peril today?

March 2018

Rights are indivisible.  If they are not extended to all, they are not rights but privileges.

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Manitoba Evades Federal Licensing Requirement in Failed Green Scheme

NEB needs to see Pallister's BiPole lll for the illegal boondoggle it is...

February 2018

Manitoba Hydro is building this hydroelectric project and transmission lines claiming that the capture of the “green” export market to the US made the projects economically feasible.

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Citizens' Inquiry - Manitoba Hydro

February 2018

Manitoba Hydro has been plagued with decision making over the last 15 years that has resulted in higher hydro rates, a $25 billion debt, a massive excess in supply of...

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