Look West When Handling Expropriations
Frank Sperduti, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and leader in environmental law, discusses the issues in expropriation law in Ontario and how the province can learn from Alberta’s Expropriation Act.
Ontario has been a fertile ground for expropriation compensation claims over the past several years, with a booming economy and an abundance of new public projects. However, some of the litigation in Ontario is being driven by owners frustrated with the inadequacies of the Ontario Expropriations Act and seeking to stretch the limits of the compensation provisions available.
Frank Sperduti is a partner with BLG and a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He practises in the areas of civil litigation and administrative law, with an emphasis on expropriation planning, environmental law, commercial litigation and regulatory prosecutions. For more information on Frank Sperduti please visit http://www.blg.com/en/home/our-professionals/Pages/Sperduti-Frank.aspx