Court date set for Mill River deal dispute
A dispute over the province’s Mill River deal will make its way to a courtroom in January.
The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. applied for a judicial review of the deal and a hearing on the matter is scheduled for Jan. 16-18, 2018.
In January, the provincial government announced it was selling 325 acres of Crown land as part of a 20-year agreement with Don MacDougall.
That agreement would see MacDougall buy the Mill River golf course, resort, campground and fun park for $500,000.
The government committed to $6 million in capital improvements over 12 years and $1.6 million for operational losses in the first six years.
Government bought the resort for $1.8 million and gave it to McDougall.
Since then, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy applied for a judicial review and said the government didn’t engage in proper consultations.
The Mi’kmaq Confederacy also sought an injunction, but its executive director Don MacKenzie said Friday the organization is not proceeding with it because all parties have agreed “the status quo will be observed.”