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  • No Free Ride on Expropriation Costs

    AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:In the oft-cited case of Toronto Area Transit Operating Authority v. Dell Holdings Ltd. from 1997, Justice Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada wrote of expropriation: The expropriation of property is one of the ultimate exercises of governmental authority.  … Read more »

  • Farm Fields and Reasonable Expectations of Privacy

    AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the right to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure by government authorities, including the police.  The protection applies to people, which includes corporations (as legal persons … Read more »

  • Normal Farm Practices Protection Board goes to the dogs

    AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:In 1987, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 83, An Act respecting the Protection of Farm Practices, which led to the enactment of Ontario’s first “right to farm” legislation, the Farm Practices Protection Act, 1988.  The Minister of Agriculture at the t … Read more »

  • Glyphosate Battles Continue

    AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:Following the lead of their American counterparts, Canadian class-action lawyers have been busy commencing lawsuits in Canada against Monsanto and Bayer over allegations that glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup) has caused cancer in i … Read more »

  • Trespass to Farm Property

    AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE: In 1980, the Ontario Legislature enacted the Trespass to Property Act in order to remedy a number of perceived shortcomings in the existing Petty Trespass Act(first enacted in 1834 as the Act to provide for the Summary Punishment of Petty Trespasses and ot … Read more »