The province will not appeal a recent Supreme Court ruling forcing it to pay more money for land it expropriated for the Cornwall Bypass project.
Government announced its’ decision Wednesday not to appeal the findings of Supreme Court Justice Jacqueline Matheson, who ruled last month the province must pay an additional $295,398 after the property owners took government to court citing unfair compensation for the land.
The 79-acre property is located at 271 Cornwall Road and was expropriated for the Trans-Canada Highway extension project. The Liberals initially paid $536,800 for the land which is also the site of a therapeutic horse farm business.
In her decision, Justice Matheson also suggested government review its’ Expropriation Act pertaining to appropriate compensation.
The Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy today said it will undertake a comprehensive review of the Act to ensure it is thorough.