Supreme Court Justice Jacqueline Matheson awarded more compensation to owners of a horse farm and land that was expropriated by the provincial government for construction of the Cornwall bypass.
The PEI government paid $536,800 for the 79-acre property which is the site of the Hughes-Jones Centre for People and Animals, a therapeutic horse farm owned by Ellen Jones. Haras Management Inc is the landowner.
The two parties were not satisfied with the compensation, arguing the appraisal value was not fair.
Appraisers for the owners and the government were hired to evaluate the property and Jone’s assessment was deemed by Justice Matheson to be more realistic than that of the government’s appraiser.
In addition to court costs, Justice Matheson ordered an additional $295,398 to be paid by the province.