2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Alberta Government's take on the no annual compensation decision

Court Decision Regarding Annual Compensation for Pipelines in Alberta

Click on the link above to read the report posted by Alberta's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development about last week's Court of Queen's Bench decision on annual compensation for pipeline landowners. The government's take on the decision:

What does this all mean?  Bottom line is that the arguments for annual compensation, were not supported at the court level.  This means that while landowners may continue to negotiate for annual compensation, there is now a greater requirement for cogent evidence to depart from the pattern.  Landowners continue to have a right to bring other arguments to regulatory proceedings and they may continue to pursue policy or legislative change if they wish.
What do farmers think of this response?