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Evelyn said:

Yes we are neighbours, but I wouldn't want you to tell me what I can do with my backyard and I wouldn't think of telling you what you can do with yours. 

I can't agree with your argument that we own our land.  As a matter of opinion (note I didn't say fact) none of us own the land on which we are squatting.  All the land belongs to our dearly beloved government (which is all of us) and it can, indeed, tell you what you can and cannot do with it.  Which in turn does mean that I can tell you what you can or cannot do with your backyard, and vise versa.  Just as an argumentive example, if city bylaws state that you cannot have chickens in your backyard, I, your distant neighbour, can lodge a complaint against you if I see chickens there.  You may pay taxes on "your" property, and you may have "title" to your property, but that doesn't mean a darn thing to the government.

Therefore, if the highest court in the land has said that the land should be returned to the PIB, there is nothing you or I can do about it, $500 per acre or not.  Thanks for researching that for me, though.

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