PC’s Brad Johns on Owls Head

Posted by Richard Bell
January 14, 2020 3:01 PM
Eastern Shore Cooperator

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In a phone interview with the Cooperator, Brad Johns, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party critic for the environment, was blunt about the province’s decision to delist Owls Head Provincial Park and sell the land to a golf-course developer: “The fix is already in.”

Johns said that his party supported exploring opportunities for economic development, but that the time for public consultation was before making a decision, not after. “What they’ve done is put the cart before the horse here.”

“How can the pubic expect a fair and open process, “Johns said, “if government is negotiating in secret with private businesses, meeting with a former MLA who’s now working for the golf company, with no public consultation, over an area that’s already been recognize by numerous people to be a rare ecosystem.”

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