Town recovers $493,100 in litigation costs from TransCanada

Thursday, March 03, 2011 – for immediate release

Town recovers $493,100 in litigation costs from TransCanada

The Town of Oakville announced today that following extensive negotiations it has recovered $493,100 from TransCanada Energy Ltd. to compensate the town for legal costs incurred in responding to the various judicial proceedings initiated last year by TransCanada in connection with the proposed power generation facility in Oakville. The decision of the Province of Ontario to stop the project resulted in TransCanada abandoning all of its legal proceedings against the town.

“Council was fully committed to building the strongest legal case possible to defend the health and safety of the community,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “The work we undertook over the past year has positioned the town as the leading municipal jurisdiction in Canada on the necessary planning and health protection requirements related to power plants and will benefit our community for decades to come.”

Town Solicitor Douglas Carr noted that preparing strong legal arguments to defend the four separate court proceedings commenced by TransCanada in conjunction with the proposed power plant required a significant draw on the town’s litigation reserves and that this settlement was critical to rebuilding those reserves.

This agreement brings to a close all of the town’s outstanding issues with TransCanada on this file.


Media contact

Jane Courtemanche
Director, Strategy, Policy and Communications
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3038

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Town recovers $493,100 in litigation costs from TransCanada