Online Newsletter Fall 2013

August 26, 2013 |







Welcome to the Fall 2013 edition of the Carleton Landowners Association e-newsletter and welcome to all of you joining us for the first time as recipients of this letter.

Remember: if you don’t want to receive news from us, just let us know by reply email and we will remove you from our list.

It’s been a very busy summer and it looks like the “busy-ness” will continue into the Fall.

Marlene Black, editor of the Landowner Magazine, and I took on the task of putting together an e-newsletter for the Ontario Landowners Association. We are really excited about this new way to keep in touch with landowners across Ontario. Our third edition will go out to subscribers on September 1st. The e-newsletter is FREE and it’s a good way to keep in touch with new property rights issues and meetings taking place across the province.

You can subscribe to the FREE newsletter by going to their website at and providing your name and email address. Sign up before September 1st and get the latest news in your inbox on Sunday.

MPP Jack MacLaren promotes Fairness Bill 80

Jack MacLaren, former CLA and OLA president and currently MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills is demanding fairness for Ontario workers with his Private Members Bill 80: Fairness is a Two-Way Street Act. This Bill will be debated and voted on September 12th at Queens Park. Visit Jack’s website to learn more about this issue. Jack would also like to hear from you; his online poll can be found at:

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about property rights. Here is a listing of meetings planned for the next couple of months.

C.L.E.A.R Conference

David-Kevin:Lindsay will be the speaker at the Common Law Education and Rights (C.L.E.A.R.) Conference in September. Mr. Lindsay will be speaking about taxation, constitutional facts, property rights in our constitution, and the meaning of “person” in law. This day and a half conference takes place as follows:

Friday, September 6 from 6:30-9:30 PM

Saturday, September 7 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

6400 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville, ON

Fee: $120

Pre-register by emailing

Renfrew Events

The Renfrew Landowners Association will be holding a public general meeting on Friday, Sept. 13th in Cobden at the Astrolabe Hall in the Agricultural Fairgrounds. The event starts at 7 PM. A small fee of $5 to $10 will be charged at the door to cover costs. Jessica Lauren Annis will be the guest speaker with the topic discussion of Agenda21, specifically relating to the Species at Risk, the Land Use Planning and the Aggregate Industry. Ms. Annis is the founder of Operation Pushback, an organization designed to assist individuals and small and medium enterprises to successfully navigate complex regulatory processes, and, if necessary, stand firm against regulatory overreach and abuse – in a manner that minimizes short and long term risk, at a reasonable cost.

The Renfrew County Plowing Match will be held on Saturday, September 14th on Hwy 60 just west of Renfrew heading towards Douglas…watch for the booth for the Renfrew Landowners Association.

Ontario Landowners Association Annual General Meeting

The OLA Annual General Meeting will take place in Tyrone, Ontario (near Bowmanville) on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. The meeting consists of a morning session for the voting delegates of the County chapters and the OLA executive followed by an assembly of members and the public in the afternoon. One voting delegate from each Chapter in good standing participates in the morning meeting to discuss OLA business. The delegate is usually the President of the Chapter but can be any person designated by the Association.

Confirmed speakers are Tom Black, OLA President, Elizabeth (Liz) Marshall, Director of Research for the OLA, Cynthia Moyer, President of Huron Perth Landowners Association, Jack MacLaren, MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills and former President of the OLA, and Kurtis Andrews from Green and Associates Law Offices. Liz will be speaking on property rights and municipal bylaws. Cynthia will be providing information on her “affordable justice” cooperative initiative. Kurtis will explain the constitutional challenge to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Act.

A roast beef dinner with salad, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee will be served at 6:00 PM.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about your property rights, how you can protect them, and what the OLA is doing to further the cause of protecting those rights.

Tickets to the general meeting in the afternoon are $35 per person (includes dinner). Entry for those wanting to attend the afternoon meeting only is $15 per person. Registration starts at 12 noon and the meeting starts at 1:00 PM.

Please contact Shirley Dolan at 613-623-0675 or by email at to reserve your dinner ticket.


The Magna Carta – coming to Ottawa

Perhaps the most important document to the Landowner movement is the Magna Carta. Signed by King John of England on June 15, 1215, the document is a symbol of the rights of the people over the tyranny of the Monarch. The Magna Carta, the basis of modem common law, protected the basic rights, the rights that gave all people more freedom and power.

The 800th anniversary of the Great Charter will occur in 2015 and a copy could make its way to Canada to mark the occasion.

Len Rodness, a Toronto Real Estate lawyer, heard about plans to let copies of the Magna Carta travel to other countries to mark the 800th anniversary. He has received commitments to have a copy of the document exhibited at Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, at Fort York in Toronto, at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton and at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. He is in the process of raising an estimated $2 million to make it happen.

For more information on the Magna Carta 800th anniversary, visit


Shirley Dolan
President, Carleton Landowners Association
Woodlawn, ON



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