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I want the Backlands to be kept intact for all its intrinsic value, but I also want to share this amazing place with people drawn to the great outdoors.
— Karen McKendry Conservation biologist, Recreational user of the Backlands, Mom of little explorers
The passion expressed about this land by so many of my constituents is truly impressive and needs to be acknowledged.
— Brendan Maguire, MLA Halifax Atlantic
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I am writing to you as an environmental planner, an educator, and a resident of Halifax, asking that you embrace this rare opportunity to create something very special in our city: a protected, wild natural park of exceptional ecological value that offers a wilderness experience available to everyone.
— Patricia Manuel, PhD MCIP LPP