The Road Access Act

The Road Access Act was proclaimed law in Ontario in 1978. It started as a private member’s bill by Mr. Maeck, then the MPP for Parry Sound, and was prompted by concerns over access road disputes in cottage country. The purpose of the Act is to prevent the arbitrary...

The Road Access Act: Recent Developments

The Road Access Act dramatically affects private rights of land ownership and has been around since 1978. It is about road disputes and about avoiding risks of violence to persons and property generated by the dispute. Here is how it happens in the County of...

Road Access Act and the Court of Appeal

The Road Access Act was passed in 1978 to address confrontations that may arise between neighbours who use private roads to reach their property and neighbours who own the private roads. The Honourable Mr. D. McKeough introduced the legislation stating that the...