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Ontario Green Belt Raises Landowner Rights Issues

Posted on 23rd July, by in Articles. No Comments

Stephen Waque, a senior partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP with a practice that focuses on environmental law, highlights the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.

In order to ensure a broad vista of action for the implementation of public policy, the courts, with certain limitations, have held that the implementation of good faith down-zoning schemes, however vast, are valid and do not give rise to opportunities for compensation.

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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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