On April 1, 2021, approximately 100 supporters participated in a demonstration outside the Law Courts in solidarity with judicial review applicants Bob Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association.

Mi’kmaw Grandmother Darlene Gilbert (Thunderbird Swooping Down Woman) gave a land acknowledgement. Scheduled speakers at the demonstration included local resident Beverley Isaacs, Lindsay Lee of Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association, Tynette Deveaux of Sierra Club Atlantic, environmental activist Jacob Fillmore, and Facebook group founder Sydnee Lynn McKay. Nina Newington of Extinction Rebellion emceed the demonstration.

Gary Burrill (leader of the NDP Party) addressed the crowd, as did Thomas Trappenberg (leader of the Green Party) and Jessica Alexander (deputy leader of the Green Party). An Eastern Shore resident who has asked to remain nameless also chose to speak in support of Owls Head Provincial Park.


Transcript of Bev Isaacs’s Speech

Transcript of Jacob Fillmore’s Speech

Transcript of Lindsay Lee’s Speech

Video of Tynette Deveaux’s Speech

Transcript of Sydnee Lynn’s Speech

Global News:

Coverage of the Demonstration of Solidarity starts at 9:05.

CBC News:

Unfortunately, the CBC’s video coverage of the Save Owls Head Provincial Park demonstration is no longer available online

The Chronicle Herald

Francis Campbell: Owls Head fate debated in court, premier defends decision, rally calls to stop the sale (includes video)

The Nova Scotia Advocate

Robert Devet: Environmentalists and locals rally at Law Courts to defend pristine Owls Head from turning into golf courses and resort

House of Assembly Transcript

NDP Leader Gary Burrill questions Premier Iain Rankin about Owls Head Provincial Park

Photos by Kevin Prinoski

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Related Reading:

If you’re interested in coverage of the judicial review itself, please check out the links below.

Richard Bell: Owls Head Goes to Court

Michael Gorman on CBC Information Morning

Francis Campbell: Owls Head decision, a hot topic in the court of public opinion, goes before a judge

Michael Gorman: Judge Reserves Decision in Owls Head Matter

Jennifer Henderson: Court to decide the future of Owls Head

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