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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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Hydro tower collapses on Bipole III line in Manitoba

6th tower to come down over the last 2½ years: Hydro

February 2018

CBC NEWS -  The collapse was caused by human error.

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Time to Include Property Rights in the Canadian Constitution -- If they were, the BC government's war on the Oil Sands would have been pre-empted...

February 2018

The reaction to the BC government's announcement last week that it would subject the transport of Alberta oil sands output to yet more environmental scrutiny was met with the same response across...

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The Philosophy of Liberty

January 2018

The Philosophy of Liberty: Property

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The BC government is sandbagging Kinder Morgan on TransMountain

January 2018

We are skeptical about just how committed to the environment that government is, however.  If they were serious about the pipeline's green status, they would be consulting with farmers, ranchers,...

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Canada needs damage prevention legislation

January 2018

Let your MP know that protecting Canada’s underground infrastructure is important to you

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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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