Dear friends in the Landowners;
There has been much written and said regarding Crown Land Patents, but most, if not all, that you have heard is either false or misleading. As the founding President of both the Lanark and Ontario Landowners, I feel I have an obligation to caution you regarding much of the information that is out there, and provide you with some facts and informed positions on Crown Patents.
Below are three informed, factual accounts of Crown Patents from respected people.
- Randy Hillier
Just stumbled upon this today, Randy. You are correct, and the Landowners are wearing blinkers regarding this issue. In fact, it is rather alarming to see their dogged determination in the face of convincing legal opinion.
I've given them the same opinion repeatedly and have found that my words just fall on deaf ears.
I’ve invited them to show me these convincing cases they claim to have uncovered. On one occasion they sent me a few examples of cases mentioning land patents, but they seemed incapable of grasping that those cases failed to prove their point.
Karen Selick | Litigation Director.
Canadian Constitution Foundation.
Suite 320 | 110 North Front St., Bldg A3 | Belleville | ON | K8P 0A6.
It is with great sadness that I respond to a letter that was sent to the Ontario Landowners Association (OLA) members on Sunday, March 11, 2012. In this letter, Randy Hillier MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and one of the original founders of the OLA informed the membership that he no longer supports the direction of the OLA and specifically our quest to discover the value of the Land Patent/Crown Grants as per our property rights.