What happens when your coat gets lifted at the club? Does the establishment owe you anything -- and what does actual Canadian case law have to say about it?
Property law is complex — fee simple, escheats, and William the Conqueror all come into play when we’re talking about ownership of property in Canada.
Property as a legal concept is best understood not as an object, but as a bundle of rights that a legal person possesses. The pertinent legal question isn’t what you “own” but what you have the right to do with it.