The Feds came right out and said it today....
Katie Webb had the story in The Metro:
...DFO spokeswoman Erin Filliter clarified Monday that the DFO property referenced in the (leaked) memo (that caused all the kerfuffle late last week) is a vacant lot in West Vancouver, not the Coast Guard station.
She explained that while DFO owns the building, the (Kits Coast Guard base) land is owned by the province.
It has been leased to Transport Canada since 1964 under a land reserve agreement, which means the Coast Guard has been able to run its operations there for free.
Filliter said the ball is completely in the province’s court about what to do next with the site, and that the federal government will not gain any revenue from its closure...
But, as Ian Reid wondered on the Twittmachine....
How come we haven't seen that list of provincial 'crown' assets that are supposed to be sold off in the next year?
What's that you say?
The Wizards of Snooklandia are now on the record saying they want the base re-opened.
But ask yourself this...
Why, exactly, did the Feds decide to close the base months early (with a provincial election looming)?