“I am of the opinion that the properties proposed for expropriation are absolutely essential for the safety and security of Canada,” reads the final decision from Ottawa, signed by Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose. “For that reason and in absence of valid justification to do otherwise, I have confirmed my intention to expropriate.”
John Meyer, Frank’s son, said this at trial: “Canada is about rights and freedoms—the right to own property and the freedom to enjoy it to the fullest.”
At some point, we really should recognize John’s comment officially and formally, through a property rights amendment to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You can sign a petition at either the website linked, or here, on Ontario M.P.P. Randy Hillier’s site.
Read more about the Meyers here.