LeBre­ton Flats must stay pub­lic

Ottawa Citizen - - Opinion -

Re: LeBre­ton Flats must offer so­cial ben­e­fits as well as business ones, July 11.

The au­thor de­scribes how the gov­ern­ment of Canada evicted res­i­dents from LeBre­ton Flats in 1962 and trans­ferred own­er­ship to the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Com­mis­sion. He refers to this as a “his­toric in­jus­tice.”

Pri­vately owned land can only be ex­pro­pri­ated for a good pub­lic pur­pose. The rea­son given at the time was

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