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Ontario developer hires Clayton Ruby in Deseronto land dispute

By soome2000     Jan 24, 2007 in World
Ontario developer, Tim Letch, has hired Clayton Ruby to represent him as he pledges to forge ahead with his $35 million development plans.
Developer Tim Letch has hired prominent civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby to represent him in court proceedings. Letch's firm wants to develop the waterfront, but the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte claim the land is theirs. Municipal officials don't want to get involved and a federal negotiator was appointed to negotiate a settlement.
The land claim, which was filed in 1995 and never resolved, essentially bisects the town of Deseronto.
Letch says, "I feel that we have been misrepresented as to who owns the land. I could go on and on and on, but the bottom line is, I own the land."
Land claims have become big issues in recent years and the government is very slow in settling the disputes.
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