LeBreton Flats must stay public
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