Longtime landowner and farmer Arthur Fouillard is soon to be robbed of 288 acres of his property to protect the rights of municipal interests, however vague those rights may be:
To maintain possession of his land, Mr. Fouillard fought long and hard, spending tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees over the past six years. He tried to negotiate a lease or a partial sale, but to no avail.Ironically, Mr. Fouillard invited perverse attention to his property by staging public charity events and heritage fun days free of charge.
The municipality received unanimous support from the Manitoba Court of Appeal to seize a portion of Mr. Fouillard's land:
In a unanimous decision Monday, the Manitoba Court of Appeal has given the green light to the R.M. of Ellice to take 115 hectares of pasture land owned by Arthur Fouillard, 86.If you don't agree with council and their faith, you are simply selfish and greedy. Quite simply put, you lack the power to subject the masses to your collective will.
cross-posted: Dust My Broom.