“The Best Defence of Democracy”
Bob Bancroft’s Speech

Thank you all for coming today. The ethical aspect of the Owls Head issue is important and needs to be heard. I’m grateful to all of you who have supported this cause and the legal effort.

To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, the best defence of democracy is a well-informed citizenry.

The Nova Scotia government clings to an economic growth model that attaches more value to wild coastal habitats when they become golf courses. Forests have more value as woodpiles and wildlife just keeps getting in the way of so-called “progress.”


Rallying Myth: Pamela Baker’s Speech

The golf course has become the supporters’ rallying myth and although we do not believe it is the central issue, it needs to be addressed. Much of my information stems from conversations with my brother who has been the General Manager of two very large golf and country clubs and he has been in the business for over 35 years. He loves golf, has a very low handicap, and thinks building even one golf course at Owl’s Head is foolish.


Press Release: “Save Owls Head” Rally

August 6, 2021

K’jipuktuk (Halifax): Mi’kmaw Grandmothers and members of the grassroots “Save Owls Head” movement will be hosting a rally at Victoria Park in Halifax on August 7 at 1:00 PM, calling on Nova Scotian voters to protect our provincial land and parks at the ballot box.

“We are demonstrating on behalf of people and parks across the province,” said Sydnee McKay, the founder of the Save Owls Head Provincial Park Facebook group. “The citizens of Nova Scotia want a government that truly cares about protecting our environment, not a government that’s willing to sell off our parks in secret deals with American billionaires.”


Supreme Court Decision

Bancroft v. Nova Scotia (Lands and Forestry), 2021 NSSC 234 SUPREME COURT OF NOVA SCOTIA Citation: Bancroft v. Nova Scotia (Lands and Forestry), 2021 NSSC 234 Date: 20210726 Docket: Hfx,  No.  496023 Registry: Halifax Between: Robert Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association (Applicants) Nova Scotia Minister of Lands and Forestry and Attorney General of Nova Scotia (Respondents) Read more…