The Lawyers Weekly – Citadel Hill’s Decade-Long Value Battle Nearing End

February 20, 2012

excerpt from The Lawyers Weekly by Donnalee Moulton

For more than 150 years, Citadel Hill in Halifax has dominated the city it was built to protect. For over three decades, the former fortress has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to explore its bastions, its barracks and its artifacts.

Now a decade-long court battle over the value of the national historic site is nearing an end. The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in December and is expected to hand down a decision in six months. Lawyers across the country are watching closely to see which way the legal pendulum will swing.

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