Nova Scotia government pressing ahead despite opposition to coastal land sale

The Globe and Mail
Originally from The Canadian Press
February 7, 2020

The Nova Scotia government is continuing to entertain the idea of selling a section of rugged, Crown-owned land along the Eastern Shore to a private developer, despite growing public opposition.

Premier Stephen McNeil has been the subject of a letter writing campaign by opponents of a proposal to build as many as three golf courses on a 285-hectare area of coastal barrens and wetlands known as Owls Head.

Following a cabinet meeting Thursday, McNeil admitted he had received “a lot of letters,” but said they didn’t influence his government’s decision to press ahead.

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