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    Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine - Yahoo! Canada News

    Ken Masse's childhood house is the last obstacle standing in the way of a multibillion-dollar mining project in the town of Malartic. But he has refused to budge.

    Masse, 35, balked at lucrative offers for his mother's home and stared down an expropriation order, even after the neighbourhood was transformed from residential area to wasteland.

    But Masse's stance buckled Tuesday under a Superior Court judge's order that awarded Osisko Mining Corp. possession of the property.
    It's because of acts like these that I could never really support big industries. They find ways to take people from their homes in poor countries and can now do it in countries where a man and his property are supposed to be protected by laws. I do not doubt that the people who justify companies moving into the Amazon and uprooting thousands of people will find a way to justify this blatant abuse of the law but at the very least consider the possibility that if your land is ever found to be standing on a piece of land a company wants, they probably will get it from you one way or another.

    This wasn't really about money for this guy. It was about principle. I wouldn't have moved out either. The environment is more valuable to me than the false and superficial value humans put on metals like gold. Hopefully he'll sue both the Canadian government AND this company for conspiring against him.
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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    These types of cases are absolutely ridiculous.

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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Yeah, it's horrible. This has been going on here in the U.S. too for at least this past decade I think. I know Wal-Mart has used eminent domain here in the U.S. before to take property for their store.

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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    A while back the Canadian government decided that land owners didn't own the mineral rights to their land anymore and sold them off at $25 an acre.

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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine - Yahoo! Canada News



    It's because of acts like these that I could never really support big industries. They find ways to take people from their homes in poor countries and can now do it in countries where a man and his property are supposed to be protected by laws. I do not doubt that the people who justify companies moving into the Amazon and uprooting thousands of people will find a way to justify this blatant abuse of the law but at the very least consider the possibility that if your land is ever found to be standing on a piece of land a company wants, they probably will get it from you one way or another.

    This wasn't really about money for this guy. It was about principle. I wouldn't have moved out either. The environment is more valuable to me than the false and superficial value humans put on metals like gold. Hopefully he'll sue both the Canadian government AND this company for conspiring against him.
    State capitalism at its finest.

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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine - Yahoo! Canada News



    It's because of acts like these that I could never really support big industries. They find ways to take people from their homes in poor countries and can now do it in countries where a man and his property are supposed to be protected by laws. I do not doubt that the people who justify companies moving into the Amazon and uprooting thousands of people will find a way to justify this blatant abuse of the law but at the very least consider the possibility that if your land is ever found to be standing on a piece of land a company wants, they probably will get it from you one way or another.

    This wasn't really about money for this guy. It was about principle. I wouldn't have moved out either. The environment is more valuable to me than the false and superficial value humans put on metals like gold. Hopefully he'll sue both the Canadian government AND this company for conspiring against him.
    Did a company order him out, or did the government order him out?
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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Rights are being eroded in Canada just as they are in most of the western world right now. Our governments are slowly becoming a big corporatocracy.

    This man's private property rights were essentially tossed out by the judge. He can try to appeal it, but by the time he does his house will already be torn down.

    The politics in central Canada (Ontario and Quebec) are getting worse and worse each year because of industry. He can't sue the Federal government. With the conservatives in power he will be quickly overruled.

    Just one of the many rights violations we are now starting to see. I mean, very few people balked at what happened at the G20 summit in Toronto. It was just business as usual as freedom of movement was restricted, and police demanded two pieces of ID for you to walk the streets or be arrested on sight.

    Canadians deserve everything they're getting, because no one will stand up for their rights anymore. They just sit down and take it.

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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Rights are being eroded in Canada just as they are in most of the western world right now. Our governments are slowly becoming a big corporatocracy.

    This man's private property rights were essentially tossed out by the judge. He can try to appeal it, but by the time he does his house will already be torn down.

    The politics in central Canada (Ontario and Quebec) are getting worse and worse each year because of industry. He can't sue the Federal government. With the conservatives in power he will be quickly overruled.

    Just one of the many rights violations we are now starting to see. I mean, very few people balked at what happened at the G20 summit in Toronto. It was just business as usual as freedom of movement was restricted, and police demanded two pieces of ID for you to walk the streets or be arrested on sight.

    Canadians deserve everything they're getting, because no one will stand up for their rights anymore. They just sit down and take it.
    Aren't you a big government guy?

    In fact, most of the people that posted on this thread, saying this is bad, are supporters of the government doing what it wants, "for the public good".
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Quote Originally Posted by CompSciGuy View Post
    Yeah, it's horrible. This has been going on here in the U.S. too for at least this past decade I think. I know Wal-Mart has used eminent domain here in the U.S. before to take property for their store.
    Can you find a link, or some proof, or something for that one?

    I know towns have used I.D. (thanks to the supreme court) to steal land, but Wally-world?
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    Re: Man ordered from home on Quebec gold mine

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Aren't you a big government guy?

    In fact, most of the people that posted on this thread, saying this is bad, are supporters of the government doing what it wants, "for the public good".
    Healthcare for all = GOOD!
    Gold mine = BAD.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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