A Win for Property Rights

Published February 1, 2022

Arkadi Bouchelev, Toronto Barrister & Solicitor, writes: “I thought that you might find the recent decision of the Divisional Court in Rudyk v. Halton Region Conservation Authority to be of interest. The Court quashed a conservation authority’s decision to cancel a permit for being unreasonable and procedurally unfair and awarded $100,000 in costs to my clients (which is significantly higher than the costs typically awarded by the Divisional Court on judicial review applications). I predict that this case will have far-reaching implications on how conservation authorities conduct their business in the future.” See Superior Court of Justice Judgments (ontariocourts.ca)

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