Expropriations: The Taking Of Land

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer Municipalities often require the acquisition of private property in order to construct public works. Examples of these acquisitions include road widenings and sites for municipal wells and landfills. At times it is necessary for the municipality to acquire the land without the consent of the property owner through an expropriation. When there is such an … Continued

Case Comment: Vincor Financial Limited v. Oxford (County)

OBA Newsletter | January 19, 2015

Al Burton, Municipal Lawyer In a decision released on December 8, 2014, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the expropriation of property from one private landowner and subsequent transfer of those lands to another private landowner does not constitute an illegal bonus under s. 106 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25. Section 106 prohibits a … Continued