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Update on Lake Loon-Cherry Brook Community Centre Matter

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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 following the unlawful expropriation of their homes.  This battle appears to have been going for twenty years.  Kudos to Rob Pineo for continuing the fight, and to recognizing the significance of the expropriation issue.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/africville-lawsuit-seeks-to-add-evidence-to-case-against-halifax-1.2969701.

Well, I am in my early forties — at this rate, an Africville-like battle in Lake Loon-Cherry Brook should resolve before I hit CPP eligibility.  😉

1 Comments on This Post
  1. Laura

    It’s hard not to be cynical. Thankfully there are people like yourself and Mr. Pineo out there working for a just cause… unfortunately it still takes a hell of a lot of work. Good luck!

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