LTE: Golf Rebuttal

It seems that “the lady doth protest too much.”Gloria McCluskey (“Out of bounds” letter, Aug. 31) was not the subject of my Aug. 19 letter, but by assuming things about me, she has made herself the subject of this one.

My factual letter about the proposed golf course, to be built on a 10,000-year old ecosystem, was met with a personal attack on my lack of knowledge about golf, my inability to see the benefit of golf and a delirious claim that I cast aspersions on her beloved home course. She assumed things about me without knowing anything about my background. But why let facts get in the way of a good story?

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Natural resources minister says he needs details of Owls Head deal signed by Liberals



“I’m quite hopeful that he’s (Houston) going to do the right thing here and throw out the letter of offer that was crafted in secrecy and deceit in my opinion,” said Chris Trider, a member of the Facebook group Save Owls Head Provincial Park.

“I hope he’ll go even further and complete the formal designation,” of Owls Head as a provincial park.

.. Trider said with former premier Stephen McNeil, Rankin and other ministers, Owls Head “was always a sort of secret, done deal, behind closed doors, backroom arrangements made, public consultation handed over to the developer.”

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CBC Information Morning: Post-election Analysis featuring Owls Head

Political columnist Brian Flinn joins Portia Clark on Information Morning to discuss the unexpected election results

And then there was Owls Head. I drove around the province quite a bit during the campaign period and I saw Owls Head signs in Louisburg, I saw them on the South Shore; they’re everywhere. A lot of people connected with the Owls Head issue and it wasn’t just about that piece of land on the Eastern Shore not being protected. I think it was a lot about the sense that the government had done something in secret, without telling people, with a piece of public land and made a deal to build a golf course.

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