‘The government should not have the right to unilaterally and secretly do as it pleases with public land’
October 8, 2021
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A local environment group and a respected wildlife biologist are appealing a recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision around Owls Head.
… “The government should not have the right to unilaterally and secretly do as it pleases with public land,” said Lindsay Lee of Eastern Shore Forest Watch.
… Bancroft, who worked for the Nova Scotia government for almost 30 years, worried the decision might convince other developers to lobby the province to give up more provincially protected land.
“If the sale of Owls Head proceeds, developers across Nova Scotia will be asking to buy other vulnerable public park lands at bargain-basement prices,” he said.