The Chronicle Herald
August 7, 2021
“The word is getting out there and more and more people are shocked at the process the government took in trying to sell the Crown land, which belongs to all Nova Scotians,” said Beverley Isaacs, an administrator of the Save Owls Head Facebook group, whose membership has grown over recent months to more than 9,400 people.
The Owls Head issue has become a hot provincial election topic because Premier Iain Rankin was the lands and forests minister who delisted the park in 2019.
… As for the promise of further environmental assessments, “my question to premier Rankin is, how many more years of research does he want?” Isaacs said. “That it is a rare ecosystem. He’s denying the facts.”
… In an address to the rally, Bancroft said the Owls Head development is part of a trend across the world as governments sell off natural treasures.
We’re trading off the planet for profit. Bancroft said in quoting former Bank of Canada chairman Mark Carney. “Human, as well as nature, need a significant change of direction in order to survive.”