File Fact: Expropriation rights in Canada

Posted January 13, 2014

Expropriation is the rule by which the government is allowed to take your land against your will for compensation, said municipal lawyer Stephen D’Agostino.

It goes back to confederation in the British Empire, back to the Magna Carta, ” he said in a November interview.

“Most levels of government try to buy the land in the free market process first, but if they can’t do that, then they move in using expropriation as a legislative tool.

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Stephen D'Agostino  For more information about expropriation, please contact Stephen D’Agostino at 416-868-3126.

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