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TRESPASS - To land - Degree of possession required - Particular situations of trespass - Licensee - Crown lands

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 11:19 AM  

Appeal by Lionel and Quentin House from dismissal of their action in trespass against Toms. Lionel, a trapper, occupied a lot of Crown land from 1988 onward under a government-approved occupation permit. The land was 200 by 300 feet and bounded by a pond. The occupancy permit stated the purpose as “to construct a commercial resource based cottage”. Lionel built an access road to the cottage from an existing forest road. Lionel annually paid a fee to renew the occupancy permit. From 2000 onward, Quentin House,...