Ken Strong - Curriculum Vitae

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Office

Strong MacDougall Oudekerk,
1214-130 Dufferin Ave., London, ON  N6A 5R2
E-mail:  strong@municipallawyers.ca
Phone:  519 672 3535 Ext. 23

Area of Practice

  • Expropriations Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use Planning Law

Education

  • B.Sc.(Hons.) [University of Guelph]
  • LL.B. (with distinction) [University of Western Ontario]
  • B.C.L. (with distinction) [Oxford University]
  • • LL.M. [Osgoode Hall]
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario 2000

Selected Reported Decisions

  • Re City of Stratford Zoning By-law 128-2000 (2001), 42 O.M.B.R. 268 (O.M.B.)
  • Burwell v. Tillsonburg (Town) (2002), 35 M.P.L.R. (3d) 72 (S.C.J.)
  • Heath v. Tillsonburg (Town) (2003), 63 O.R. (3d) 366; (2003), 40 M.P.L.R. 64 (S.C.J.)
  • Tillsonburg (Town) Zoning By-law No. 3032 (Re) (2003), 45 O.M.B.R. 191, 49 M.P.L.R. (3d) 311 (O.M.B.)
  • Pitblado v. Oakville (Town) (2003), 81 L.C.R. 140 (O.M.B.); (2005), 88 L.C.R. 121 (O.M.B.); (2006), 90 L.C.R. 156 (O.M.B.); (2006), 92 L.C.R. 122 (O.M.B.); (2007) 92 L.C.R. 126 (O.M.B.)
  • Silgold Developments v. RRL Burloak Inc. (2005), 16 M.P.L.R. (4th) 227 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
  • Murfin v. Ontario (Ministry of Transportation) (2006), 90 L.C.R. 115 (O.M.B.)
  • Spina v. London (City) Committee of Adjustment (2006), 54 O.M.B.R. 333 (O.M.B.)
  • Rodriguez Holding Corp. v. Vaughan (City) (2007), 32 M.P.L.R. (4th) 190, 92 L.C.R. 238 (Ont. C.A.)
  • Re Hydro One Networks Inc. (2007), 96 L.C.R. 23 (O.E.B.)
  • G & S Electric Ltd. v. Devlan Construction Ltd. v. Tillsonburg (Town) 2008 CarswellOnt 3018 (Ont. S.C.J.)
  • Spencer v. Hamilton (2013), 108 L.C.R. 232 (O.M.B.)
  • Re St. Marys (Town) Development Charges By-law No. 68 of 2012 2013 CarswellOnt 16737 (O.M.B.)
  • Re Thames Crest Farms Ltd. 2014 CarswellOnt 8541 (O.M.B.)

Selected Published Articles

  • K.R. Strong, “Municipalities, Costs, and the OMB” Municipal World 113:1 (January 2003) 27
  • K.R. Strong, “Bouncing the BIA:  An all too familiar tune” Municipal World 113:3 (March 2003) 27
  • K.R. Strong, “Roles of Municipal Councils, Officers and Staff in Ontario:  New Municipal Act Redefines the Front Lines” Municipal World 113:7 (July 2003) 27
  • K.R. Strong, “Defamation” Municipal World 113:12 (December 2003) 25
  • K.R. Strong, “Municipal Law” in Operation Update 2004 (Toronto:  Ontario Bar Association, 2004) Tab 12
  • K.R. Strong, “Supreme Endorsement of Municipal Councils’ Authority” Municipal World 115:3 (March 2005) 35
  • K.R. Strong, Dell Holdings, Disturbance Damages, and the Temptations of Palm Tree Justice (2005), 10 M.P.L.R. (4th) 207, 33 R.P.R. (4th) 173
  • K.R. Strong, “Kelo v. New Londonand the Availability of Economic Development Expropriations in Ontario” in Provincial Fingers in the Pie—Flexing Muscles over the Power to Plan (Toronto:  Ontario Bar Association 2006 Institute Municipal Law, 2006) Tab 12
  • K.R. Strong, “Economic Development Expropriations:  A tool for Ontario municipalities?” Municipal World 116:5 (May 2006) 29
  • K.R. Strong, “Municipal Vice:  A Councillor’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins” Municipal World 116:11 (November 2006) 51
  • K.R. Strong, “Keeping Councillors Out of the Jailhouse and the Poorhouse” Municipal World  117:7 (July 2007) 5
  • K. R. Strong, “Heading the Round Table:  Role of the Mayor in Municipal Government” Municipal World 118:4 (April 2008) 5
  • K.R. Strong, “Binding Questions:  Is the Municipality Bound?” Municipal World 119:4 (April 2009) 29
  • K.R. Strong, “Role of  Legislative By-laws in Regulating Behaviour” Municipal World 115:5 (May 2009) 37
  • K.R. Strong, “Update on Municipal Law” Middlesex Law Association New Developments in Corporate Law (11 June 2009) Tab 3

Relevant Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University
    • o Professor of Municipal Law 2003-2010, 2012, 2014
    • o Professor of Land Use Planning Law 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Faculty, Local Government Program, Western University, 2012-2014
  • Vice-President, Ontario Expropriation Association

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