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Grain Farmers of Ontario Neonic Appeal Dismissed
April 20th, 2016

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations.  As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was unworkable, would produce little benefit, and would significantly i... Read more »

Conservation Authority planning to appeal Divisional Court decision
March 8th, 2016

This relates my previous post on the Gilmor v. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority decision of the Divisional Court.  It appears that the NVCA plans to appeal the decision and is seeking leave to appeal from the Court of Appeal.  This is indicated in a ruling in a related Human Right... Read more »

Interest on expropriation damages awarded for time before land actually expropriated
February 18th, 2016

The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation.  In this case, a local school board expropriated land for a school site.  ... Read more »

Ontario Court of Appeal rules on contaminated lands case and Section 99(2) EPA liability
February 12th, 2016

The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour.  Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in an industrial area of Toronto for several decades.  P... Read more »

OMB awards costs to Municipality where landowner's claim for expropriation compensation denied
February 8th, 2016

The Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") has awarded costs to the County of Simcoe in a case where a landowner unsuccessfully claimed compensation for injurious affection.  The OMB's decision is recounted in my blog post from June, 2015 - OMB dismisses claim for injurious affection where no taking -... Read more »