June 29, 2017
Guillaume Lavictoire discusses Expropriation with CityTV News
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, owners are entitled to request a hearing of necessity under the Expropriations Act. If requested by an owner, an independent hearing officer will conduct an inquiry into whether the proposed expropriation is fair, sound and reasonably necessary. At the conclusion of the hearing, the inquiry officer provides a report on the merits of the application, and the approving authority must consider the opinion of the inquiry officer before approving the proposed expropriation. Absent a direction in special circumstances by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, every property owner in Ontario facing a potential expropriation has the right to a hearing of necessity.
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