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John Goudy
Works at Scott Petrie LLP
Attended Mount Allison University
Lives in London, ON
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MONSTER MILK and MONSTER MLK found not to be "deceptively misdescriptive" by Registrar of Trade-Marks
In July of this year, the Registrar of Trade-Marks in Canada dismissed oppositions filed by the Dairy Farmers of Canada against the proposed registration of trade-marks for "Monster Milk" and "Monster Mlk". The registrations were requested by Cytosport, Inc. for a product described as: "Dietary ...
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Ontario Divisional Court confirms Renewable Energy Approvals for wind turbines trump local municipal by-laws
The applicant wind farm developer (NextEra Energy Canada ULC) sought judicial review of two municipal permitting by-laws that prevented it from proceeding with the construction of a project; in order to complete the development, the applicant said that it required permits from the Municipality ...
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NEB sides with Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain - Burnaby cannot impede destructive examination of park land; cannot be present on site unless Kinder Morgan says so
In a decision dated October 23, 2014, the National Energy Board (NEB) has ruled that: 1) it has the jurisdiction to determine that City of Burnaby by-laws are inoperative or inapplicable to the extent that they conflict with or impair the exercise of Trans Mountain's powers under paragraph 73(a) ...
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When selling property, don't make statements about title that you know or ought to know are not true...
In September, 2013, I wrote about a case involving the post-purchase discovery of an underground waterline on a farm. The purchaser of a 97-acre hobby farm did not know that the vendor, who retained a three-acre parcel next to the farm where he had built his retirement home, continued to receive ...
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NEB will hold oral public hearing on Burnaby - Trans Mountain constitutional dispute - October 9, 2014 starting at 11 a.m. EDT (9 a.m. local time).  http://www.neb-one.gc.ca/clf-nsi/rthnb/nws/nwsrls/2014/nwsrls32-eng.html 
About a month ago, I posted about a fight going on before the National Energy Board between Trans Mountain Pipeline (Kinder Morgan) and the City of Burnaby with respect to property access for the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. At that time, the NEB sided with Trans Mountain ...
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Caveat Emptor
The purchaser of a 60-year-old residential property (Lot A) on Salt Spring Island in BC chose not to complete the purchase on the closing date because of alleged latent defects. The purchaser alleged that a dam or berm constructed on a neighbouring property encroached on Lot A and also caused ...
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Mother's estate fails in bid to reverse previous gift of joint tenancy in family farm to son - no undue influence and no ability to sever joint tenancy after death
Justice Schwann of the Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan opened her recent decision in a farm estate case as follows: "At issue in this case are the legal ramifications flowing from a gratuitous gift of land from an elderly parent to an adult child, and the parent's subsequent desire to ...
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Government of Canada boasts of firearms legislation to spare hunters and farmers from criminal prosecution while at the same time finding new ways to criminalize farmers in order to protect unsafe pipelines
New pipeline regulations proposed by the National Energy Board (NEB) shift the burden of constructing, operating and maintaining safe pipelines to farmers, who will face near automatic Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) or even Criminal Code prosecutions for failing to warn pipeline ...
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BC Court reviews the legal justifications for killing a dog that endangers livestock
In June, 2011, a BC rancher shot and killed her neighbour's dog. She was later charged under Section 445(1) of the Criminal Code. At trial, the rancher claimed the dog had attacked her cattle and relied upon Section 11.1(2) of BC's Livestock Act (a person may kill a dog if the dog is running at ...
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Without the owner of the disputed right-of-way involved, Court was not prepared to make rulings affecting the land itself; Court did make orders in personam against neighbours
The drawing above shows three adjacent residential properties in Toronto (in blue, pink and yellow) along with a right-of-way that is shared by the three properties (in green). The street adjacent to the three properties runs down the left side of the drawing; the right-of-way is a driveway that ...
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Tribunal rules that fairest way to assess landowners on drain repairs and maintenance was by share of outlet.  Consideration of "benefit" from construction of drain was no longer appropriate.
Little Creek Municipal Drain services a watershed in the Municipality of the Town of Lakeshore. Little Creek itself drains approximately 2700 hectares (or 6650 acres) of mostly farmland into Lake St. Clair. In 2011, the Town instructed a drainage Engineer to prepare a new updated assessment ...
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Can an NEB-regulated pipeline company run roughshod over pre-existing municipal by-laws?  Trans Mountain Pipeline taking a run at City of Burnaby denial of unconditional access to municipal lands.
About a month ago, I posted about a fight going on before the National Energy Board between Trans Mountain Pipeline (Kinder Morgan) and the City of Burnaby with respect to property access for the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. At that time, the NEB sided with Trans Mountain ...
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Landowner Litigation Lawyer
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
Address
Scott Petrie LLP200-252 Pall Mall St.London, OntarioN6A 5P6
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Lawyer
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Landowner Law, Regulatory Defence Law, Civil Litigation
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  • Scott Petrie LLP
    Lawyer, present
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London, ON