Ontario Trails Council wants all to "Know your Agreement"
7) Easements are between you and the third party. Bill 100 reinforces a fair and reviewable process, so that if parties don't provide expectations and land management requirements, as per your easement, legal remedy can be sought.
8) Are my property rights (easement) at greater risk because of Bill 100? We don't think so. By enacting Bill 100 there are real benefits to landowners. Trails will be defined, trails will be marked more clearly, and trail users, will be expected to adhere to landowner agreements. Once the easement is secured it is binding on both parties.
9) What happens if somebody doesn't do what we agreed? If I sign off on an easement and the group I sign it off and someone doesn't do what they say in the easement. If the agreement is breached, then legal redress can be sought on or by the other party.
10) Can I pull out of an easement after Bill 100? You can, but as a landowner you don't want to be in a breach. Neither does the trail group, after all, you both negotiated the agreement. In a breach situation closing or nullifying your agreement would depend on a judge's decision.
If you have any questions about Bill 100 please contact the Ontario Trails Council, 613-484-1440 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org We are here to help everybody have a better understanding of trails, trail use and management practice. Please read our paper on Bill 100 – it's available here - http://goo.gl/yzlO0X