How Governments Force People to Sell Their Homes and Businesses

It’s called expropriation. BY WILL KOBLENSKY When the one-stop Scarborough subway is constructed, when the 407 East extension is built, or when the TransCanada Pipeline is routed, Canadians are forced to sell all or part of their property. Every lawyer Torontoist spoke with, including the Ontario Expropriation Association’s president, described the decision to force a sale as “political.” They also argued expropriation is often unavoidable … Read more