Clarke Says China Meeting Postponed Over Harbour Uncertainty
CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke says uncertainty over the Sydney harbour divestiture process has forced the postponement of a meeting with investors on his trip to China. Clarke was invited by the Chinese government to attend an international conference outside Shanghai and he left on the seven-day trip last night. Ottawa’s plan to transfer ownership of the harbour bottom to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality has been delayed pending the outcome of consultation with the Mi’kmaq. Meanwhile, Clarke says the federal government has planned a meeting for tomorrow involving Membertou and Eskasoni, and the aboriginal treaty negotiation office or Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative. Clarke adds CBRM officials will also be at the meeting.