Discussion Paper 12: Land Acquisition and Compensation
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This discussion paper talks about land acquisition and related dispute resolution for facilities regulated by the National Energy Board (NEB). This paper does not focus on Aboriginal land title rights.
We look forward to reading your answers to the questions below and any comments you may have after reading the discussion paper below. The deadline to submit comments is March 31, 2017.
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- How has having a pipeline or powerline on your land affected how you use your land?
- What are your views with respect to:
a. Land acquisition agreements, its required clauses and the NEB oversight?
b. Compensation and dispute resolution processes and the private nature of agreements?
c. Right of entry process and authority?
- In your opinion, are the existing processes described in this discussion paper fair and sufficient? If not, what improvements could be made (e.g., additional tools for land acquisition, compensation and dispute resolution)?
- Who should make the final decisions for land compensation disputes?
- What are your views regarding the process of determining whether to authorize right of entry?
- What are your views with respect to the company’s right of entry without the landowner’s consent if a company and a landowner are unable to negotiate an agreement?
- Should there be a more consistent approach for companies to compensate landowners for access to their land (e.g., defined frequency of payment, opportunities for review)? Would policy or regulatory direction from the Government of Canada be helpful?