Thursday, May 21, 2009

Province Represents American Private Interests Against Albertans

(Rimbey, AB) The Lavesta Area Group (LAG) voted unanimously on Monday May 18th to support and help finance a Supreme Court of Canada challenge against the province’s decision to seize an individual’s private property for the benefit of a private corporation’s interest.
On August 12, 2008 the Montana Alberta Tie LLC (MATL), a private company, received approval from the Alberta government to build a private transmission line from Lethbridge, AB to Great Falls, Montana. On May 5, 2009 the Alberta Court of Appeals ruled that the Stelmach government could use it powers to seize private property and give it to a private corporation.

The Lavesta Area Group takes the position that it is unconstitutional for the government to encroach upon an individual’s private property rights unless there is an imminent and necessary public interest or need.

The Lavesta Area Group is contributing financial and legal support in an attempt to overturn the government’s decision that approved MATL’s proposal, because we firmly believe a developer’s dream for a private transmission line should not take precedence over a citizen’s dream of keeping his or her own home, property, or business.

The lawyer representing landowners in this Supreme Court of Canada appeal, Mr. Scott Stenbeck, will hold a press conference today at 11:00 AM, May 20, 2009 in the Lethbridge Lodge, Lethbridge, AB

For more information Contact

Joe Anglin
(403) 843-3279
(403) 963- 0521 cell or

Mr. Scott Stenbeck
Stringam Denecky LLP
(403) 488-8200
(403) 331 1908 cell

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