December 24, 2019
… [Caitlin] Grady did raise the issue of secrecy:
On top of losing access to this site, Grady also says the decision sets a bad precedent for the future.
“If the government decides to sell off this property to a developer interested in a golf course, tomorrow it might be a site in Antigonish that’s of interest to a mining company or a site in Cape Breton that could be sold off to foresters,” she says.
Grady says any of the 90+ sites that are currently pending protection could be quietly removed at any time.
“It’s really about sending the message that we do not want to undermine our very extensive network of protected areas that we’re working on, and our parks can just not be put up for sale by the government at their will,” she says.