Minister of natural resources and renewables has started briefings on the matter

Michael Gorman
CBC News
September 2, 2021

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Nova Scotia’s new minister of natural resources and renewables said Thursday he wants to know more about the process the former Liberal government used to remove the pending protection status from a piece of Crown land so it could be considered for sale to a private developer.

“We don’t agree with how things rolled out with the previous government,” Tory Rushton told reporters following a cabinet meeting.

The Honourable Tory Rushton, Courtesy of the NS Legislature

Still, Rushton stopped short of saying the new Progressive Conservative government would cancel the potential sale of what’s known as Owls Head provincial park to an American couple.

The couple, Beckwith and Kitty Gilbert, want to develop the 285 hectares, along with adjacent property they own in the Little Harbour area, to build up to three golf courses, housing and tourist accommodations.

“I haven’t been fully briefed on this whole file yet,” said Rushton. “That’s something that is ongoing with other ministers and the premier, as well, right now.”

Rushton said the process to gather that information started Wednesday and will continue.

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