Category: Your Rights

Conservation Easements – Part 2

Conservation Easements – Part 2

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015 |

Tom Deweese is the founder and president of the American Policy Centre and is one of America’s leading advocates of private property. The OLA was fortunate to have Mr. Deweese as one of our guest speakers at our conference in October 2014. The following article is printed with kind permission of Mr. Deweese and the […]

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Conservation Easements – Part 1

Conservation Easements – Part 1

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015 |

By Tom Deweese Tom Deweese is the founder and president of the American Policy Centre and is one of America’s leading advocates of private property. The OLA was fortunate to have Mr. Deweese as one of our guest speakers at our conference in October 2014. The following article is printed with kind permission of Mr. […]

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Has our justice system priced itself beyond the reach of average citizens?

Has our justice system priced itself beyond the reach of average citizens?

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

By Shirley Dolan This was the title of the November 23 episode of Cross Country Checkup with host Rex Murphy. Landowners have long complained about the state of justice in Ontario and, indeed, across the country. We are familiar with the process whereby a person is charged with an offence and asked to pay an […]

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Legislation Run Amuck 2013

Legislation Run Amuck 2013

February 20, 2014 |

            A 5 acre Markham property valued at 3 million dollars became a target for expropriation because the town of Markham needed the land for a pipeline.  They offered him $32,000.  What happened to being offered “Fair Market Value”? Waterfront owners in Cobourg, Constance Bay, Town of Fort Erie, along […]

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Bylaws, trees and abuses of over regulation in urban neighbourhoods

Bylaws, trees and abuses of over regulation in urban neighbourhoods

August 5, 2013 |

              The infringement of property rights is not simply a rural issue, faced by rural land owners. Here are some examples of misuse power to urban home owners and business owners: In Ottawa a tree had caused about $250,000 worth of damage to the foundation of a home, yet […]

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Rural Issues 2012

Rural Issues 2012

March 27, 2012 |

In Grey Bruce, a man who’s municipality decided that this garage/shed didn’t conform to their property standards bylaw , demolished it and removed it without consent from the owner. A landowner in Port Colborne has been parking his dump truck for 27 years on his property was told he has to pay a $6,000 fee […]

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Our Wins 2012 Edition

Our Wins 2012 Edition

March 5, 2012 |

          Lambton Landowners – stopped the county tree cutting by-law by informing County Council that the council had not been informed of all of the Acts that the draft by-law would be in violation of. They presented to the council the OLA paper  “Tree Cutting By-laws: What Municipal Councils Need to […]

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