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Landowners hear MLAs at surface rights meeting

March 2, 2106 – Camrose Canadian

Landowners gathered for the annual meeting of the Alberta Surface Rights Federation, hoping to hear of progress on issues like abandoned well reclamation and improved recourse for complaints against oil companies.

Grazing lease review to examine compensation packages

February 18, 2016 – The Western Producer

Grazing leaseholders emphasized their good land stewardship and ecological benefits for Alberta while downplaying compensation payments from energy companies during a recent public accounts committee.

Oil and gas payments 'compensation, not revenue,' leaseholders say

February 5, 2016 – CBC News

Public accounts committee hears from leaseholders on so-called 'cowboy welfare'

Grazing leases a growing concern

January 25, 2016 – Medicine Hat News

More often than not, southeastern Alberta's ranchers are finding themselves pinched between competing interests.

Heed the locals on land issues

November 9, 2015 – Edmonton Journal

What can occasionally be forgotten in policy disputes: Those closest to the problem have the best chance of solving it. Thus, any evidence-based discussions should always start there.

Reform of public land management needed in Alberta to address competing demands and reduce politicization

November 3, 2015 – Calgary Land management in Alberta and much of Western Canada can be enhanced if policies ensure that property rights are well-defined and transferable, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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Property rights are bound to be debated again

March 7, 2015

Amid the current focus on provincial red ink, one issue has slipped off the public radar screen in Alberta: Property rights. – Calgary Herald