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Monday, November 05, 2018

Challenging farmland expropriation | Farms.com

Challenging farmland expropriation | Farms.com: A recent expropriation scenario involving the McCann family of Milton, Ont. rekindled interest in the ag and legal communities about how to protect farmland.

The seventh-generation McCann family created an online petition in April to halt the Halton Catholic District School Board’s plan to use 20 acres of their land to build a secondary school. The petition garnered over 37,000 signatures within a six-month period. The school board has since decided to use other land for the school.

Farms.com connected with Robert W. Scriven, barrister and solicitor at Oldfield, Greaves, D'Agostino & Scriven, a law firm based in Waterloo which specializes in agricultural law, to learn more about challenging farmland expropriation applications.