Property rights advocate office opens in Lethbridge
By Gov't of Alberta
Feb. 6, 2013, Edmonton, AB - Alberta's first property rights office was officially opened in Lethbridge today.
The office opening follows the appointment of Lee Cutforth as Alberta's first property rights advocate and the proclamation of the Property Rights Advocate Act in December 2012.
The creation of a property rights advocate and the opening of a property rights office was a recommendation of the Property Rights Task Force, which was appointed in November 2011. The task force asked Albertans about their property rights concerns before releasing the consultation results in February 2012.
"I am committed to working with Alberta landowners to bring them accurate information on property rights and help them work through property rights processes," said Cutforth, Property Rights Advocate. "My office will provide property owners with a mechanism to voice their concerns."