Elizabeth Marshall

Elizabeth Marshall is the Director of Research for the Ontario Landowners Association and in 2012 was elected as a Director to the Canadian Justice Review Board. Shortly after she was asked to be an Associate Research Fellow with the Meighen Institute for Public Affairs. She has done a number of talk radio shows, has been sought out to speak about legislation and private property rights in various communities. She also writes for the Landowner Magazine. For over 5 years she has been raising public awareness in regards to legislation, private rights and issues that affect Ontarians and Canadians. For a full list of all of the reports she has authored please go to Ontariolandowers.ca

Most Recent Articles by Elizabeth Marshall:

Partisan Politics harm the people

Sep 30, 2017 — Elizabeth Marshall

Dear Editor

I have tried to remain non-partisan because the federal tax initiative is so important to Canadians…here’s what happened when I did a 10 minute info session at a meeting…

On Tuesday September 26, 2017 I attended a seminar, hosted by BDO Accountants, on the new federal Liberal tax Act which will increase taxes on small business and farmers.  From the summary, this tax focuses on:

Minimum Wage

Aug 3, 2017 — Elizabeth Marshall

Dear Editor

Is there any doubt, in anyone’s mind, that the increase in minimum wage is to buy votes – Nothing more, nothing less (does gas-plant closures come to mind)?  But was there any thought put into Bill 148, “The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017,” that raises the minimum wage, pays part-time workers the same as full time workers, paid sick days for everyone, paid vacation time for everyone, and make employee scheduling fairer?  Seriously?!?


Apr 3, 2017 — Elizabeth Marshall

Dear Editor

Bill 68 affects you. 

We haven’t heard much about Bill 68, but it’s now in Committee and headed to 3rd and final reading – meaning government will be passing this Bill if we don’t do something to get them to stop it.

Remember when people were not going to get their day in court if they received a parking ticket, or if they violated any municipal by-law – it’s back in this Bill.  Some of these by-laws can have fines of up to $10,000.00 per day and these fines will be applied to your property taxes if you don’t go in and pay them a.s.a.p.  What an easy way for municipalities to take your land for non-payment of property taxes.  Think about it.

Samsung/Korea Agreement not what people thought

Mar 21, 2017 — Elizabeth Marshall

As of late people have been asking why they hadn’t heard anything about the Ontario/Samsung/Korea Consortium Agreement.  This may have something to do with what the province of Ontario has agreed to do for Samsung/Korea; how badly it will affect the people of Ontario; and that it violates Canadian global trade agreements.  Here are some of the details.

In Dec. 2008 the province and Samsung/Korea entered into a Memorandum of Understanding establishing negotiations for turbine and solar projects.

Administrative Penalties are back

Mar 11, 2017 — Elizabeth Marshall

Dear Editor
The Administrative Penalties are back!  Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Act, is in its second reading.  And even though Ontarians have stated they do not want administrative penalties, its in the Bill.

This amendment to the Municipal Act states you don’t have to be charged, with an offence, yet the fine is put onto your property taxes for non-compliance of a by-law.  So what if a by-law is passed that white trim isn’t allowed?  You don’t get a day in court!

The sections are below…isn’t it time to tell this government enough is enough. And why haven’t we heard anything about this from the Opposition Parties – where are they???

MPAC has increased the cost to the tax-payers of Ontario

Mar 5, 2017 — Elizabeth Marshall

MPAC has increased the cost to the tax-payers of Ontario. Computer programs are only as good as the person creating them or who is putting the data into that computer.  With MPAC’s formula for payment for their services there is a conflict based on the “assessed value of property” x “the number of properties” ÷ 2 x “the amount that the Corporation considers necessary to pay for its operations during the taxation year.” 

According to government, assessments are to be based on “fair market value,” (FMV).  FMV is defined as:  “the price that a person reasonably interested in buying a thing would pay to a person reasonably interested in selling it…”  To determine FMV both the buyer and seller should know what they are buying/selling and it must be their own decision to freely buy or sell what is being offered.

Natural Heritage vs Property Rights

Feb 9, 2017 — Elizabeth Marshall

As of late there have been a number of calls and emails regarding “Natural Heritage” planning by municipalities and counties.  People are outraged, when they find out exactly what “natural heritage” and the Ontario Heritage Act was created for. 

From the 1973/1974 legislative debates the Ontario Heritage Act was to “introduced tax changes which eliminated succession duties …” because “our succession duties continue to have an undesirable impact on small businesses, family farms and Canadian ownership.”  The points continue with:

No New Green Energy Deals - Don’t be fooled

Sep 28, 2016 — Elizabeth Marshall

Electricity is back in the news again and some are expressing that green jobs might be lost if the province doesn’t enter into any new agreements for renewable energy.  This will save Ontarians a whopping $2.45 per month on their electricity bills.

Electricity increasing for rural population

Sep 26, 2016 — Elizabeth Marshall

Some feel the province of Ontario is listening to the rural electricity customer because of the Throne Speech, and yet electricity costs are still increasing in the rural areas. 

A removal of 8% (H.S.T.) was announced, as well as rebates if one applies for charity from government.  A charity payment Ontarians should not have to apply for because we paid to build the electricity system with our taxes.  Some rural electricity users will receive $45.00 per month, to assist with their thousands of dollar monthly electricity bills.

Political Parties and the NEC

Sep 12, 2016 — Elizabeth Marshall

Dear Editor;

I would like to ask why anyone is voting for the PC Party, the Liberal Party or the NDP?  Recently I have been researching the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) and the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act (NEPDA), and I find that all of these political parties are exactly the same. 

John Robarts was Premier (PC Party) during the creation of the original Niagara Escarpment Protection Act, now NEPDA.  Under this Act, government knew they had to purchase the land before any regulation/zoning/planning could happen, as the land had to be in, or owned, by the Crown to do this.  This was stated time and time again in the Legislative Debates.

Democrats and renewable energy

Jul 31, 2016 — Elizabeth Marshall

Being a Canadian perhaps I shouldn’t be saying anything, but I have been paying attention to the U.S. Presidential election and I find that Americans have some serious thinking to do.  I’ve listened to both the Republican and the Democratic representatives and it’s curious that on one hand one candidate says that the U.S., in its quest for protection, should consider restricting the rest of the world from some of the benefits of dealing with the U.S.  On the other hand, the other candidate says that they should put the U.S. so far in debt that it will be just like California, just to implement their mandate of environment, post-secondary education, etc., etc., etc.

On July 28, at the Democratic convention the candidate, in her speech, spoke of “renewable energy” and all of the employment that would be created if the U.S. moved forward with this initiative.  All I can say is wake up America and take a look to the North, specifically Ontario.

Carbon taxes in Ontario

Jul 14, 2016 — Elizabeth Marshall

Carbon Taxes do nothing for the people of Ontario or Canada.  I would like to clarify that it is not just the Liberals who are looking to “carbon tax” Ontarians and Canadians.  Patrick Brown, the new leader of the Progressive Conservative Party has stated that he will also implement a carbon tax.  Same for the NDP.

When Mr. Brown was pushed on this topic, his response was that it will be revenue neutral.  He seems to think that people who burn any fuel for heat won’t really be affected or that this has nothing to do with the price of electricity, or renewable energy projects, particularly wind.  His thoughts couldn’t be farther from what reality is, and one should question just where Mr. Brown is receiving his information.

Premier Admits to Breach of Trust

Mar 24, 2015 — Elizabeth Marshall

Dear Editor

During the Ontario Provincial Election, last June, I watched the debate between the opposing political Parties.  As it stands we have had the Liberal Party in power for over 10 years and there has been scandal after scandal.  Nothing has stuck and I find this very curious.

FINTRAC the NSA of the Banking World

Dec 13, 2013 — Elizabeth Marshall

Throughout Canada people are unaware that our banking information is being sent to an entity called FINTRAC (“FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AND REPORTS ANALYSIS CENTRE OF CANADA”).  This entity was created in 2001, and FINTRAC’s mandate is to receive, collect, analyze, assess and disclose information on financial transactions, and to disseminate intelligence in order to assist in the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering and terrorist financing activities.