Quotes from elected representatives on the proposed effluent pipe and the environmental assessment of the project. You be the judge.


PC Leadership candidates comment on Boat Harbour/Northern Pulp

Only Tim Houston has stated clear concerns about the EA process UPDATE Oct 26, 2018: Houston got the nod In Interviews conducted by the Chronicle Herald on Oct 24, 2018, candidates for the leadersh…


Trudeau leaving Northern Pulp’s Northumberland Strait pipe plans to provincial jurisdiction | The Register/Advertiser

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER, N.S. – Pictou Landing Chief Andrea Paul says she “felt a little defeated” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to a question July 17 about whether the federal government would be willing to step in and


Lenore Zann, MLA Truro- Bible Hill, Millbrook, Salmon River. Posted on the Clean up the Pictou County Pulp Mill Facebook page, 10/22/2018.

For Immediate Release – TRURO: NDP Environment spokesperson Lenore Zann made the following statement in response to news of an effluent leak at Northern Pulp this weekend:

“News of any spill at an industrial site is concerning. The Liberal government needs to ensure that this weekend’s effluent leak is dealt with quickly and properly to avoid any additional impacts to the Pictou Landing community.

For months, we have heard serious concerns from fishers, Indigenous communities, tourism operators, and other community members about Northern Pulp’s future plans for effluent treatment. Given this spill, I am calling on the McNeil Liberals to support the growing call for a federal environment assessment for the new effluent treatment system.” #nopipe


Karla MacFarlane, Pictou County MLA & interim PC Leader. Taken from CBC News, PC leadership candidate calls for longer look at Northern Pulp’s effluent plan, Feb.2/18.

“It can be all done on land. And I think when you know better, you do better, and I will never, ever endorse a pipe going out into the strait,” MacFarlane told the fishermen, earning a round of applause.


Tim Houston, Pictou County MLA & PC leadership candidate. Taken from CBC News, PC leadership candidate calls for longer look at Northern Pulp’s effluent plan, Feb.2/18.

“I respectfully ask you to raise the bar on the environmental assessment process and get three independent experts to inform yourself and the community on the alternatives that can be considered,” Houston said in a Jan. 29 letter to Environment Minister Iain Rankin obtained by CBC News….

In his letter to Rankin, Houston said the proposed wastewater facility should undergo a Class 2 environmental assessment — a review that can take up to 275 days, compared with the 50-day review period, with 30 days set aside for public comment under the Class 1 assessment, which is currently scheduled.


John Lohr, Kings North MLA & PC leadership candidate. Taken from CBC News, PC leadership candidate says ‘paid protesters’ attended Northern Pulp pipe protest, July 17/18.

One of the candidates vying for the Nova Scotia PC leadership says “paid protesters” were among the hundreds of people who gathered in Pictou, N.S., earlier this month to rally against Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent pipe.

John Lohr, the MLA for Kings North, made the comments in a Facebook post on Saturday, saying “this is exactly what the radical eco-left wants. To shut down our jobs and put working class Nova Scotians out of a job.”

He added that if he becomes premier, he “won’t back down to a few paid protesters and lefties that are opposed to working class jobs.”


Tensions around Northern Pulp have local MP ‘deeply concerned’ | CBC News

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser says he’s ‘deeply concerned’ about what could happen in his riding as tensions continue to escalate around the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County.


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