Association hails court ruling as victory in North.The Ontario Prospectors Association (OPA OPA: see Office of Price Administration. ) is lauding a recent court ruling won by a lone prospector against two provincial government departments. Prospector Doug Robinson
Doug Robinson is a guide and instructor in the Sierra Mountains. of Kirkland Lake Kirkland Lake, mining town, E Ont., Canada. An important gold-mining center, gold was discovered there in 1911 and again in the 1980s at Harker. The mining of iron ore and tourism are two other important industries. won a judgement for damages against the Ministries of Natural Resources and Northern Development and Mines. Robinson contended in court that the placing of candidate park sites over his existing mining claims negatively affected the value of his claims.
"...I have no choice but to find the plaintiffs two mining claims are now worthless and he is entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: to compensation for this portion of his claims," Deputy Judge Pierre D. Brunelle stated in his judgement.
The judgement confirms the position the OPA has taken since the beginning of the Lands for Life process. The process has resulted in the creation of almost 400 new parks New Parks is an area in the city of Leicester, England. It is in the west of the city, close by the county border (west of which is Glenfield. South of New Parks is the Western Parks area, and to the east is the Newfound Pool area. .
"The Doug Robinson case is a milestone in the battle for fair treatment of the owners of mining claims negatively affected by the Living Legacy process," says Garry Clark, OPA executive director.