The Ontario Expropriation Association’s 2008 Fall Conference
The Ontario Expropriation Association (the “OEA”) is made up of individuals from professions involved in the acquisition of land for public purposes. Expropriation occurs when public bodies such as the federal and provincial governments, municipalities or school boards, acquire land for public purposes under compulsion of law. In the majority of cases, expropriation involves a complicated process that must be carried out in strict accordance with legislation (in Ontario the Expropriations Act).
The expropriation process can involve engineering, planning, appraisal, business loss and other expertise in addition to negotiation and binding arbitration to ensure that both land owners and public authorities are treated fairly.
The OEA exists to provide a forum for professionals involved in expropriation to educate one another on relevant issues, network both professionally and socially and work towards the improvement of the expropriation process in Ontario. Membership in the OEA is open to individuals, governments and corporations who have involvement in expropriation and related land acquisition activities.