Do crown patents protect you against government incursions on your property rights?

The Ontario Landowners Association thinks they do and a growing number of Ontario property owners are checking out their patents as a consequence


This year, Shawn McRae bought a high-hoe to do drainage work around his farm. You might think it was a routine acquisition for a routine task. But looks can be deceiving.
Among other things, the Glengarry cash crop farmer plans to use the equipment to do ditch work and landfill on provincially significant coastal wetland. The land is located on 800 acres near Bainsville that has been in the McRae family since 1904.

Better Farming - November 2011