Minutes for HHOLA Meeting July 28th 2015
Meeting called to Order 7:15 p.m.
Joan Olech Chaired meeting.
Introductions and purpose of group told to new visitors.
Joan Olech gave a presentation regarding a Crown patent, Fee simple, Deeds and the Terranet report showing the reference to the reservations of the Crown Grant. She also went into the definitions of Common Law and Fee Simple and discussed their importance to land ownership. The distinction between legislative law and a contract with the Sovereign was also discussed and a handout given out.
Questions were answered after the presentation.
Gregg Wilson spoke about the Saker vs. Middlesex case of 2001. In this case, the Crown Patent showed that the ownership of the water in the stream passing through the property was given to the first grantee. Since the water was private property and as such the Beds of Navigable Waters Act did not apply. This Common Law decision would seem to indicate that private property is outside the jurisdiction of legislation, although no Municipal Authority would agree.
Mention was also made of the recent decision in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency to claim regulatory authority over all the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The EPA is defending its actions but is facing large amounts of criticism by politicians and the public. A discussion on regulatory rights taking was had.
Anthony Kaluzny gave an update on his court case and discussions with the Municipality. He is waiting for a response to a letter to decide if he is going to proceed with further actions to defend his land rights.
The following meeting was announced for August 25th 2015.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.