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N.S. government support for development led by former PC candidate raises questions, says critic

Minister says partisan politics did not factor into decision

Questions are being raised about the provincial government’s decision to fast-track a development led by a former Tory candidate.

John Lohr, the minister of municipal affairs and housing, approved a parcel of land in Musquodoboit Harbour as a special planning area last month on Jan.17, following a recommendation from the province’s housing task force.

The site is one of 10 planning areas in the Halifax region where the province has decided to speed up development in order to help address the housing crisis.

John Wesley Chisholm, a TV producer and two-time candidate for the PC Party of Nova Scotia, is leading the $60- to 70-million project, which he said will include 120 homes in a new neighbourhood behind the local Railway Museum. He added that 24 of the units will be affordable. …[Read More]