Are Property Rights Being Eroded?

RMCLA is asking the question “Are Property Rights being Eroded in Alberta? Legislation has been created to facilitate transmission lines and may simultaneously take away Albertans’ property rights.

We encourage you to read the following websites, article links and the Bills listed on the sites. Decide for yourself if rights are indeed being eroded.

In addition to the above websites, the article “
Property Rights: Where did they go? Impacts of New Alberta Legislation on Landowner Rights” is below. It was originally Posted January 12th, 2011 by Keith Wilson.

The article includes an analysis of Bill 36 -Alberta Land Stewardship Act, Bill 19 – Land Assembly Project Area Act, and Bill 24 – Carbon Capture and Sequestration Act. What do these bills mean for landowners?

Keith Wilson, Property Rights: Where did they go?

Nigel Bankes has also written the following article on the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA). He raises important questions and concludes with, “I do not believe that there is any serious possibility that a court would support the claim that the statutory consent provision of  ALSA creates another way in which the province can expropriate an estate in fee simple evidenced by a certificate of title.”

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