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The GTA West Highway Corridor: Will Expropriation Affect You?

The GTA West Highway Corridor, also known as Highway 413, is a transportation route that is currently in the planning and analysis stage. Originally suspended in 2015, the Environmental Assessment has now been resumed by the Ontario Ministry of Tr......

What is Metrolinx?

Guillaume Lavictoire

  According to its website, ‘Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Ha......

Ministry of Transportation Initiates Large-scale Expropriation Project in Barrie

Guillaume Lavictoire

http://highway400dunlopannesunnidale.com/  The Ministry of Transportation has initiated expropriation proceedings in the City of Barrie.  This work is to facilitate the construction of improvements to Highway 400 and related interchanges......

Manitoba Law Reform Commission Recommends Amendments to the Manitoba Expropriation Act

Guillaume Lavictoire

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission recently released its report entitled “Creating Efficiencies in the Law: The Expropriation Act of Manitoba.”  The report is the result of a consultation process during which experienced expropria......

Bill 108 Amendments to the Education Act are now in Full Force and Effect

Robert G. Miller

On May 2, 2019, the provincial government introduced the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108).  Bill 108 proposed sweeping changes to Ontario’s land use planning regime in order to help bring new housing to market sooner, thereb......

Provincial Government Announces Sweeping Overhaul of The Land Use Planning Regime

Robert G. Miller

Ontario’s Municipal Housing and Affairs Minister, Steve Clark, recently presented the province’s plan to address the province’s housing crisis, with Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choices Act, 2019, receiving its First Reading on......

The Provincial Government Announces Funding for Large-scale Transit Improvements in the GTA

On April 10th, the provincial government unveiled plans for a transit expansion project in the Greater Toronto Area that will include: Ontario Line (potential completion by 2027): a new 15-kilometre light-rail line to run primarily undergroun......

Guillaume Lavictoire discusses Expropriation with CityTV News

Guillaume Lavictoire

On June 26, Guillaume Lavictoire spoke to CityTV News about the rights of home owners facing a potential expropriation in relation to a road expansion project under consideration in Clarington.  Before the authority can expropriate land, owne......

How is Compensation for Market Value Determined in an Expropriation?

Guillaume Lavictoire

“Market Value” is a primary head of compensation prescribed under the Expropriations Act for owners who have had all or a portion of their lands expropriated.  The Act provides an objective standard for the determination of market......

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