The Select Special Committee on Real Property Rights was established by the Legislative Assembly through the passage of Government Motion 69 on March 22, 2021. The committee was initially required to complete its mandate by December 15, 2021. However, the Assembly extended the committee’s reporting deadline to June 30, 2022, through the passage of Government Motion 106 on November 24, 2021, and Government Motion 28 on May 24, 2022.

The committee’s mandate is limited to consideration of:

  1. whether the legal remedies available to a real property owner who is deprived of the use of their real property are adequate;
  2. whether the real property rights should be expanded, or in the case of an individual, constitutionally protected;
  3. whether the law of adverse possession should be abolished;
  4. whether the expropriation processes provided under the Expropriation Act are adequate;
  5. any other matter that the committee decides is necessary to ensure the completeness of its review.

The Committee deposited its Final Report with the Legislative Assembly on June 20, 2022 (Sessional Paper 130/2022), and has completed its mandate pursuant to Government Motion 69 (agreed to by the Legislative Assembly on March 22, 2021), Government Motion 106 (agreed to on November 24, 2021) and Government Motion 28 (agreed to on May 24, 2022).


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