Minutes for May 26th 2015

Hamilton Halton Landowners Association


Meeting called to Order 7:15

General Introductions of Interim members and a call for another Director for the group. General Elections planned for November.

Summary of last meetings events. It was the inaugural meeting of the Hamilton Halton Landowners Association.  This is an informal group interested in promoting the knowledge of property rights to citizens and politicians. This is a loose organization, more of a social club focused on the groups concerns. Its focus is on its role to protect and preserve private property rights under Common Law.

There are 3 Goals to the group

Seek out and entice organizations to join and help provide funding
Educate members and the Public about our rights and responsibilities under Common Law.
Focus on a Couple of cases and follow them through to completion.

A question to the audience showed most people were interested in the impact of the Greenbelt Act on their property. A brief discussion about the Act not being an undertaking nor a regulation according to the Act itself.

Another question from the audience about their Crown Patents had Tony Kaluzny reading the document and translating it into modern English. Explanations of the terms and conditions of the document were discussed. The Land Title Act and TerraNet report from the Land Registry Office was discussed. The line “Produced in Accordance with the Land Titles Act * Subject to the Reservations of the Crown Grant” was highlighted. The term fee simple and its historical meanings going all the way back to the time of the Magna Carta was discussed.

At the last meeting a letter from a member regarding the Eastern Whip Poor Will was discussed. Gregg Wilson had called the Federal department and asked questions regarding the letter. The Species At Risk Act (federal) only deals with Federal property. The Federal government relies on the Provinces to create plans for Provincial and private property under the Endangered Species Act. A discussion on ultra vires, acting beyond their authority was had.

The impact of regulatory land taking and right, interest and Title to land was discussed. Examples of programs that offered small tax savings in exchange for a restriction on land use were discussed.

The case of Hamilton vs Canada Post was discussed. Hamilton is trying to enforce a Municipal Bylaw against a Federal Crown corporation. This is problematic under several sections of Canadian Law. This was discussed and an update for the case once it is completed will be given.

Sara van Ravenswaay gave a report on the status of the website at crownlandgrants.com  The website options were explained and questions were asked and answered. Work will continue on the site. Updates will continue as it develops.


may 26th 2015