Well, at present, the historic Black-Canadian communities of Lake Loon and Cherry Brook will remain cautiously optimistic that a settlement can be brokered with the City of Halifax. At present, I do not feel at liberty to discuss in detail the scope of preexisting discussions. The fact that the sides continue to talk is good — however, the cynical lawyer in me also believes that talk is cheap, and that action will prove necessary, whether toward binding, lasting resolution of issues, or litigation. Part of my cynical side was renewed today, with the following article regarding the never-ending battle by former Africville residents to establish real compensation
I am pleased and honoured to serve as counsel for the Lake Loon-Cherry Brook Community Development Association, and its efforts to preserve the Lake Loon Community Centre. For those unaware, the Community Centre has been at the center of this historical, African-Canadian community for the past several decades. The land is owned by the community; however, there is presently an ongoing conflict versus Halifax Regional Municipality over rightful ownership. All documents present would support the contention that the government does not own this parcel of land, and cannot order the forced demolition of this historic structure. Hopefully, HRM will ‘do the right th
I am deeply pleased and humbled to learn that I am the recipient of the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell. I have worked very hard over my career to deliver exceptional service to my clientele.