Property Value Protection

The Property Value Protection (PVP) Program is an integral part of the Legal Agreement between the Municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington and the Government of Canada. It was established to compensate eligible property owners within a defined PVP zone, for financial losses relating to diminution of property value caused by the project.

Following a comprehensive review of the program by the Government of Canada, changes to the program came into effect on June 1, 2016 which made the program easier for the majority of claimants. The renewed program reflects recommendations made by the government and remains consistent with the Legal Agreement.

The two main changes to the program are increased clarity and transparency and a choice of two routes to file a claim. These and other changes are explained in several documents, including the PVP Program Rules, Layman’s Guide to the PVP Program and the PVP Program Overview fact sheet.  This information, as well as the Government of Canada’s Review Report and other documents pertaining to the program, are publicly available through this website or by visiting the PHAI.