ANSJI Letter to Mayor Locke May 24, 2022

By way of introduction, I am Senior Legal Counsel at the African Nova Scotian Justice Institute [ANSJI]. The ANSJI was created by the ANSDPAD Coalition and has been funded by the Province of Nova Scotia. Its mandate is to address issues of systemic racism that negatively impact African Nova Scotians while ensuring fair, legal, and constitutional treatment of all African Nova Scotian community members.

As you are keenly aware, for the past several decades, the Morvan Road landfill (Civic No. 31, Morvan Road, PID No. 80149586), commonly referred to as the Shelburne Town Dump by residents, has been located on the southeastern outskirts of the Town of Shelburne, for decades the home of the largest concentration of African Nova Scotians.

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