Did You Know?…

A company may apply for Right of Entry when a landowner refuses to permit a company to enter his or her lands for pipeline-related purposes. Pipeline companies often claim the only remaining issue to settle is compensation, however this is not usually the case (e.g. in the Enbridge Cromer situation below). The company asks the National Energy Board (NEB) to consider granting an order to allow the company to be able to enter the lands without the landowner’s consent. This is an order which grants the company an immediate right to enter the property to which the order applies.

CAEPLA believes that landowners should have the right to say NO to a bad easement, a bad deal, and the right to negotiate a good business agreement that protects their property.

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