OLA Holds First AGM since 2019 by the OLA

Many of you will remember our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2019 in Arnprior. Our speaker was Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Centre. Then we had a pandemic and governments shut down gatherings so there were no in-person meetings of the OLA in 2020 or 2021.

In April of 2022, we got back into our regular meetings with our Spring Directors’ Meeting at the new Cobourg Legion. This location worked very well for us and so it was decided that we would hold our AGM there in the Fall.

40 people attended to elect our 2022-2023 OLA Executive, enjoy a delicious salad and cold cuts buffet, and to listen to speakers Ruby Mekker and Dave Hemingway on wind turbine concerns, Tom Black on the return of animal activists, and Tony Kaluzny and Joan Olech on their court case on crown land patents.

The big news from our President Jeff Bogaerts was:

  • In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of property owners, on de-facto expropriation, in the Annapolis Group Inc v. Halifax Regional Municipality. The OLA was an invited intervener in the case.
  • The OLA is growing – a new chapter in East Gwillimbury was announced.

Our Executive for 2022-2023 was acclaimed, as follows:

  • President, Jeff Bogaerts
  • Co-Vice-Presidents, Donna Burns and Bob Weirmeir
  • Governors: Stefanos Karatopis, Vaughn Johnstone, Ed Kaminski, and Russ Robson

Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend and participate in our AGM.