Author Archives: Guy Greenaway

What About a Municipal “Conservation” Plan ?

Every Alberta municipality with a population over 3500 must adopt a “Municipal Development Plan.” This is the overarching statutory document of a municipality. In other jurisdictions this is called an “Official Community Plan” or a “Comprehensive Plan.” Regardless, the role … Continue reading

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Should Conservation Easements be “Perpetual”?

My feet are size 9 . As far as I know, there is no legal impediment to my feet being size 7. There is no law, no regulation, no legal precedent, no case law, no common law understanding – nothing … Continue reading

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Development credits pitched as equalizer

The Mountain View Gazette reports on the Mountain View County roundtable discussions on Transfer of Development Credits. http://www.mountainviewgazette.ca/article/20110208/MVG0801/302089999/-1/mvg/development-credits-pitched-as-equalizer

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Water Matters urges “It’s Time to Renew our Commitment to Alberta’s Land Use Framework”

Joe Obad, Associate Director of Water Matters, urges Albertans to re-visit the Land Use Framework as an opportunity for sustainable prosperity. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/time+renew+commitment+Alberta+Land+Framework/4276288/story.html

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U of C Faculty of Law professor comments on ALSA and property rights

Nigel Bankes’ blog posting “ALSA and the property rights debate in Alberta: a certificate of title to land is not a ‘statutory consent’” targets a key question of law regarding the Alberta Land Stewardship Act. http://ablawg.ca/2011/02/11/alsa-and-the-property-rights-debate-in-alberta-a-certificate-of-title-to-land-is-not-a-“statutory-consent”/

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