Sunday, 29 April 2012

Province to Create a Property Rights Advocate
The Alberta government has introduced legislation to establish a Property Rights Advocate to strengthen landowner interests as development in the province occurs.  Bill 6: the Property Rights Advocate Act was introduced in response to landowners' position that they MUST have recourse to an independent tribunal, the courts, or both for the purpose of determining full and fair compensation for access to their land.

Reporting to the Minister of Alberta Justice and Attorney General, the Property Rights Advocate Office will share independent and impartial information about property rights and help people determine the appropriate resolution mechanism including the courts. The Advocate will be required to table an annual report on the office’s business each year in the legislature.

Take a read and decide for yourself whether you think it addresses the concerns of landowners across the Province to the Alberta Land Stewardship Act.