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Nearly Century Old Alberta Landowner Rights Eliminated by New Legislation

Property rights, the rule of law, and exactly how the Alberta government’s new legislation creating a super energy regulator (Bill 2) will eliminate the long standing legal rights of provincial landowners is the subject of FreedomTalk Radio this week.

The panel includes Dr. Russell Brown, Associate Law Professor and an Associate Dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta; Keith Wilson, an Edmonton area lawyer whose law practice focuses almost exclusively on agricultural issues and landowner rights; Danny Hozack, a Lloydminster area rancher and farmer who is a past chairman of Alberta Beef Producers. This is part one of a two part series on Bill 2.


Part 2 of the program on property rights, the rule of law, and exactly how the Alberta government’s new legislation creating a super energy regulator (Bill 2) will eliminate the long standing legal rights of provincial landowners. The program panel includes Dr. Russell Brown, Associate Law Professor and an Associate Dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta; Keith Wilson, an Edmonton area lawyer whose law practice focuses almost exclusively on agricultural issues and landowner rights; Danny Hozack, a Lloydminster area rancher and farmer who is a past chairman of Alberta Beef Producers.

For additional background and commentary:

Faculty of Law Blog, University of Alberta
Bill 2 – The Critics are Correct by Dr. Russ Brown

Associate Dean at the Faculty of Law Says Statements Defending the Alberta Government’s Bill 2 Are Flat Out Wrong

Many people know that PC MLA, Jacquie Fenske (Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville) seems to have inherited the role of point man when it comes to touting the Redford government’s anti-property rights legislation. Fenske is attempting to persuade people that Bill 2, which is the government’s new law creating a super energy regulator, will achieve something other than what the law is specifically designed to do.

The critics of Bill 2 are pointing out that under Section 26 of the previous legislation, landowners always had the legal right to a hearing when an energy project that would affect them occurred on their property. They say Bill 2 changes all that. In response, Fenske, on behalf of the government, insists that landowners were never previously entitled to a hearing and further claims the critics of Bill 2 are “misleading Albertans.”Continue

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