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The ABCs of Expropriation

Posted on 26th July, by in Articles. No Comments

Stephen Waque, a leading expropriation lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, outlines the considerations that must be made when deciding on appropriate compensation in expropriations.

The basic elements that must be considered when calculating compensation in expropriations are: a) market value; b) injurious affection or loss of value in residual or non-expropriated land; c) disturbance damages; and d) special difficulties in relocation.

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Stephen Waque is a senior partner with BLG and a founding director and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He has more than 30 years experience in the practice of expropriation legislation and real estate law. Stephen is the author of New Law of Expropriation, a two-volume reference text that deals comprehensively with government acquisitions of real estate and business interests, and is considered an authority in Canada. For more information on Stephen Waque please visit

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