TDS Lawyers Successful in Striking City of Winnipeg Impact Fee By-law; $30 Million to be Refunded to Home Builders/Buyers

TDS lawyers John Stefaniuk (Municipal Law, Real Estate Development Law, and Environmental… Learn More

Location : Winnipeg

published 07/14/2020

TDS lawyers John Stefaniuk (Municipal Law, Real Estate Development Law, and Environmental Law) and Antoine Hacault (Municipal Law, Expropriation Law, Litigation, and Administrative Law) and Lindsay Warelis (Environmental Law and Administrative Law) acted on behalf of the Manitoba Homebuilders Association and the Urban Development Institute (Manitoba Division) in a successful court application to have The City of Winnipeg’s Impact Fee By-law declared invalid. In a 119 page decision, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench ordered Winnipeg to repay upwards of $30 Million in Impact Fees that had been collected since the implementation of the By-Law in May of 2017, to developers, builders, and homeowners that had paid the fee, together with interest.

About The Lawyer(s)

John Stefaniuk
(204) 934-2597

John Stefaniuk engages in a broad practice with emphasis on environmental law, real estate and development law, natural resources and energy, commercial law and municipal law matters

Antoine Hacault
(204) 934-2513

Antoine’s practice is concentrated in the areas of expropriation law, municipal law, commercial law, litigation, administrative law and Indigenous law.

Lindsay Warelis
(204) 934-2487