SAVE LITTLE HBR./OWLS HEAD: DELISTING DECISION -CHALLENGE
LISA ROBERTS: Madam Speaker, today I want to recognize citizens who are organizing to save Owls Head. Their Facebook group surpassed 5,000 members in the last few days.
Members of the group have also fundraised to fund a legal case that seeks to challenge the secret process that resulted in Owls Head being disposed of as a Crown asset and protected area for all Nova Scotians.
We have asked in this Chamber what would prevent this government from following a similar secret process to transfer dozens of other special places considered to be provincial parks, nature reserves, and wilderness areas into private hands. We haven’t had a satisfactory answer to that question.
The Natural Resources Strategy, which engaged thousands of citizen voices, should be held in higher regard than the voice of a former Cabinet member turned lobbyist working for wealthy clients.