AuthorHoward Epstein
My thanks to var ious people for various forms of support leading to
the writing of this book. For early legal inspiration, th anks to Stan M
Makuch of Cassels Brock, and formerly of both Dalhousie University
and the University of Toronto law schools; the late Robert HN Blois QC,
sometime-chair of the Nova Scotia Planning Appeal Board (predeces-
sor to the NSUARB); Ed Tollefson, formerly of the Federal Department
of Justice; and to Martin Loughlin, now professor of public law at LSE
with whom I brief‌ly taught at Osgoode Hall Law School when we were
both young. Later, John Mascarin of Aird Berlis and editor of the Muni-
cipal and Planning Law Reports published a number of my articles. My
thanks to pla nners Julio Maff‌ini, a stellar witness; and Professors Jill
Grant and Frank Palermo of the School of Planni ng at Dalhousie Uni-
versity. My thanks to architect Professor J Grant Wanzel of the Faculty
of Architecture at Dalhousie University. My thanks to re aders Professor
Philip Girard of Osgoode Hall Law School; planner Jennifer Powley;
Ontario Government plan ner Linda Tam; the late Professor Philip
Pacey of Dalhousie University Department of Chemi stry, and dedicated
advocate for protection of built heritage; and Professor (retired) Dianne
Pothier of Dalhousie University Law School. Finally, especial apprecia-
tion to Alan Ruffma n, marine geologist, polymat h, and quintessential
citizen. Several of those thanked have offered me good advice, some of
which I have ignored, making all shortcomings entirely my own.

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