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John Goudy
Works at Scott Petrie LLP
Attended Mount Allison University
Lives in London, ON
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When a farm implement performs, but doesn't perform to the standard expected by the purchaser...
The Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan recently dismissed a claim by a farmer who alleged that a high-clearance sprayer he'd purchased was under-powered. In 2010, the farmer of 2300 acres spent considerable time researching options and decided on a 2010 Agchem 1184 RoGator ("1184") at a purchase ...
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Northern Gateway approval overturned because Federal Government failed to consult First Nations adequately
The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route. With changes to the National Energy Board Act made by the previous ...
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Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed GFO neonicotinoid appeal - remedies sought were solely within the powers of the legislative and executive (not judicial) branches of government
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed the appeal by the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO") related to its challenge of Ontario's neonicotinoid regulations. As noted by the Court, GFO was concerned that the regulation was unworkable, would produce little benefit, and would significantly ...
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Interest payable on market value under Expropriations Act can arise even before the date of expropriation
The Ontario Divisional Court has dismissed an appeal from an Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") decision that awarded interest to a landowner under the Expropriations Act for a period prior to the actual expropriation. In this case, a local school board expropriated land for a school site.
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Landowner's claim for injurious affection compensation where no taking fails - OMB awards costs to the municipality
The Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") has awarded costs to the County of Simcoe in a case where a landowner unsuccessfully claimed compensation for injurious affection. The OMB's decision is recounted in my blog post from June, 2015 - OMB dismisses claim for injurious affection where no taking ...
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March 9, 2016 is the date for the hearing of GFO's appeal at the Court of Appeal in Toronto.
According to the Grain Farmers of Ontario ("GFO"), its appeal of the decision rejecting its challenge of Ontario's new neonicotinoid regulations will be heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto on March 9, 2016. I commented on this case back in November, 2015: This challenge by GFO still ...
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Bear Creek natural severance ruling overturned by Ontario Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek. The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was severed into two parts by the creek running through it.
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If you have a pipeline easement running beneath your swimming pool, cabana and patio, you'll probably need to disclose it in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale.
The Plaintiffs in this case wanted to sell their residential property. They listed the property for sale and the Defendant agreed to purchase it for $1685000. The Agreement of Purchase and Sale was dated August 25, 2014 and the transaction was scheduled to close on November 28, 2014.
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Court of Appeal has granted leave to appeal the decision of the Divisional Court in Gilmor v. NVCA
This relates my previous post on the Gilmor v. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority decision of the Divisional Court. It appears that the NVCA plans to appeal the decision and is seeking leave to appeal from the Court of Appeal. This is indicated in a ruling in a related Human Rights ...
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Important comments from the Ontario Court of Appeal on contamination claims and Section 99(2) of the EPA
The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from a decision that dismissed a contamination claim by one landowner against a neighbour. Thorco Contracting stored a large volume of petroleum hydrocarbons ("PHCs") on its property in an industrial area of Toronto for several decades.
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Court comments on what constitutes "reasonable protection" of private property
In October, 2015, the Ontario Court of Justice released its decision in a case involving the fortification of property. Many municipalities outlaw the excessive fortifying of property as it is often associated with gang or organized crime activity and may unduly intrude on the privacy of ...
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Divisional Court: "In the present case, the public interest which the NVCA was authorized to supervise was that of flood control – this limited but important jurisdiction was not intended to be wielded to assert wider jurisdictional authority than the Legislator has conferred and it certainly does not provide a general prohibition against development."
The Gs purchased land in 2008 with a view to building a home. Their lot, along with neighbouring 10 acre lots on which homes had already been constructed, was originally subdivided in the 1960s. Although there was a shed, a garden and a driveway on their lot, no house had yet been built on the ...
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Introduction
John is a litigator whose practice is focused in the areas of commercial and environmental litigation, expropriation law, energy regulation, and regulatory offences.  He is particularly interested in agricultural issues and the regulation of agricultural land use, and lives and works on his family’s cash crop farm north of London, Ontario with his wife and three kids. 
Education
  • Mount Allison University
  • McGill University, Faculty of Law
  • University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Law
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(519) 433-5310
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(519) 433-7909
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Scott Petrie LLP200-252 Pall Mall St.London, OntarioN6A 5P6
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Farm Law, Landowner Law, Regulatory Defence Law, Civil Litigation
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