Premier Rodney MacDonald said he will overule Halifax Regional Council's decision to block the redevelopment of part of Historic Properties.Whatever you think of the Waterside Centre proposal, this is an astounding, unprecedented, intrusion on the democratic processes of local government. It boggles the mind, actually.
MacDonald emerged from a cabinet meeting today resolving to make sure the Armour Group's 80,000 square foot Waterside Centre goes ahead.
"My government's going to do something about it," the premier told reporters.
"We're going to revisit this situation and make sure we see this development move forward. Whatever steps are necessary, we will take."
He said the government is looking at options that include possible legislation or a Cabinet decree
The McCrea family has has been an important financial supporter of the premier.
They backed MacDonald's 2006 leadership bid, which was launched in the lobby of the Armour Group's Founders Square office complex on Hollis Street...