Category - Municipal Law

What should you do if your property is being expropriated?

Posted on: Thursday, April 11th, 2013

What is expropriation? Expropriation is the compulsory taking of your property by an Expropriating Authority. It is a right granted through federal or provincial statutes to authorities such as governments, universities, or public utilities. It involves situations where privately owned land is needed for public projects such as the building [...]

Innocent parties CAN be held responsible for environmental clean-up

Posted on: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Imagine having your property contaminated by your neighbour THEN being ordered by the Ministry to clean it up! Can it happen? Absolutely. In the May 28, 2012 decision of The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, the Divisional Court affirmed the Environmental Review [...]