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OVERVIEW - Expropriation

For decades, we have acted for governments and other public bodies in expropriating land for infrastructure and other public projects. All levels of government and other public sector entities – including health care facilities, universities and colleges – frequently find themselves in need of land for public purposes where the landowner is unwilling to sell. Our lawyers have extensive experience in applying statutory powers of expropriation on behalf of such clients. The firm's engagement in these cases is commonplace and has included acting for the Province in the largest expropriation ever conducted in Ontario as well as in the numerous expropriations of land for most of Ontario's highways.