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  • The Latest and Greatest in Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments

    AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE: In a previous article, I wrote about an “Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument” or “OPCA” that had made its way to the Ontario Court of Appeal.  In that particular case, the OPCA litigants claimed not to be subject to the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax … Read more »

  • ERT overturns OMAFRA decision, approves NASM Plan for sewage biosolids

    AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE RURAL VOICE:The use of Non-Agricultural Source Materials (“NASMs”) in Ontario agriculture is on the rise.  NASMs are materials capable of being applied as a nutrient to farmland that do not come from agricultural sources.  Examples include leaf and yard waste, fruit an … Read more »

  • 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 »