Grassland Stewartship Program Now Accepting Applications by Elizabeth Marshall

Published February 1, 2017
Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth Marshall

I read with interest the article by Diana Martin in your Jan. 17, 2017 issue “Grassland Stewardship Program accepting applications.” There are a number of concerns I have with this initiative regarding property rights.

The first blaring concern is that Conservation Ontario is involved. This is a non-government corporation set up by the Conservation Authorities to create policy, of which we assist paying for, through our taxes. One such policy was:

“5.0 Policy
Acquisition
Through the land use planning process, the … CA will pursue the acquisition of conservation lands eligible for the Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP).”
“…CA staff will review these opportunities when they arise. ..CA has a policy for this which came into effect on May 10, 2002 and it is described in their publication titled “Conservation Land Protection and Acquisition Policy – Through Ontario’s Land Use Planning Process.”

This process is reactionary as it only occurs once a landowner makes an application. In order to receive approvals, the proponent must convey land or an easement for conservation or parkland.”

My question, to those who wish to participate, is – what happens after the money runs out or the program is cancelled? Do you get to remove the “grasslands” from your property to put it back into production or are you forever tied to the restrictions based in this program? It would seem this is merely history repeating itself.

Some 802 years ago there was a civil war, in England, between the King and the land/property owners. This was to settle that the King, amongst many things, was not allowed to enforce “endangered or protected species” acts on private property. These were called the “Forest Laws” of King John, where if you maimed or killed one of the King’s wild animals or chopped down a “protected tree,” on your own property, you were extremely fined or would be seriously harmed. The land/property owner’s won that war and through what is called “Magna Carta” the King was granted a licence to remain King. Yes the people had to allow the King to be the leader of England.

As for his forest laws, they were removed because they were included in the conditions that allowed the King to remain the King. That he could NEVER again dictate what happened on private land/property in regards to trees or wild animals. That document, called Magna Carta, is part of our constitution. Any one, and I mean any one, who denies that this document still stands needs to look to the Courts to see that even the Courts use this document to support their positions, so if it lives for them – it lives for us.

Through trickery and deception our government will attempt to entice property owners to give up their God given rights. This has happened may times throughout the history of man, but until the people say “NO” it will continue. Just a thought to perhaps remember; the deal you do today may come back and haunt you tomorrow.

Elizabeth F. Marshall is Director of Research Ontario Landowners Association, Author – Property Rights 101: An Introduction”, Secretary – Canadian Justice Review Board, Legal Research – Green and Associates Law Offices, etc
Legislative Researcher – MPs, MPPs, Mun. Councillors, etc., President All Rights Research Ltd., Steering Committee – International Property Rights Association

4 Responses to “Grassland Stewartship Program Now Accepting Applications by Elizabeth Marshall”

  1. Ed Cheeseman February 1, 2017

    The other day I received a call from an individual claiming he was from Microsoft. He went on to say that he had noticed a big problem with my computer and if I provided him with my sign on credentials he would fix this problem.
    My goodness I said to him, thank you very much for your concern, this sounds like a scam to me,may I ask you, from which level of government did you receive your training? I was expecting a response “municipal”, however, he hung up on me.

    I must have hit a sore spot.

    A lot of people have fallen for this scam, and just like Grace said, a lot of people give away their rights and properties without realizing it. Our Municipal governments are a scam too, Where else can a useless by-law be approved without public input.

    Three readings in succession is all it takes, and we as taxpayers have to live with it. And by the way, there is never a public notice explaining such by-laws.

    Yes, thank you Liz for all your hard work, my goodness, where would we be without you.

  2. Grace Joubarne February 1, 2017

    But for people like Liz, most people would be giving away their rights and properties without realizing they were.

    We have been indoctrinated to ‘go along to get along’ and so it has not been hard for the corrupt to simply ‘talk’ us into higher taxes, a return to the feudal system of land management and so on agreeing to a ‘simple’ building code permit and so on.

    What seemed like just a simple request from the government will end up being complete enslavement and poverty in the not too distant future.

    Thank you for people like Liz who do the hard work of convincing people to not be so quick to ‘go along to get along’.

  3. Sandie Wilson February 1, 2017

    I am against the Grassland Stewartship Program

  4. Earl Wilson February 1, 2017

    I am totally against the Grassland Stewartship Program


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