Haley Ryan
CBC News
August 8, 2021

Originally published here

NDP Leader Gary Burrill and interim Green Party Leader Jessica Alexander spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people in Victoria Park alongside other speakers like Bob Bancroft of the Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association.

“In my view, this was democratically and morally wrong”

NS NDP Leader Gary Burrill

Burrill said an NDP government would stop the Owls Head sale, and list it as a protected park.

He also promised to pass his party’s proposed Owls Head Act, which would prevent other Crown lands pending protection from being delisted in secret.

Burrill also said the NDP would aim to protect 25 per cent of Nova Scotia’s land and water by 2025, and 30 per cent by 2030 in line with international commitments.

The PC Party has also taken issue with the Owls Head delisting, while the Liberals say there is still plenty of time for public consultation as various assessments take place.

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