Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Privatization of Canadian Government Buildings and Land

The Canada Lands Company profits from the transfer, downsizing and privatization of federal government Crown corporations, agencies and departments. Examples:
 CFB St. Hubert (in Quebec) was decommissioned, and the Canada Lands Company sold 180 acres of land to real estate companies and a movie studio. "The Aviator", a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and based on the life of Howard Hughes, was partly filmed at CFB St. Hubert.
ORDER-IN-COUNCIL - November 3, 1999 - Transfer to Canada Lands Company of 205 acres of surplus land situated in Namao, most of CFB Namao.
The Canada Lands Company will eventually own all of the Natural Resources Canada Booth Street Complex in Little Italy, Ottawa, prime real estate near Dow's Lake. It is no coincidence, that the CANMET Materials lab is moving from Booth Street to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

The CLC privatizes the real estate assets of Natural Resources Canada, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Canada Post, Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Corrections Canada, the National Capital Commission, Transport Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
The Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario was a Classified Federal Heritage Building, while the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Penitentiary in Laval, Quebec was a National Historic Site of Canada.  The prisons were decommissioned, and CLC acquired both of the properties.
On April 19, 2012, the Canadian government announced that the Kingston Penitentiary, the Regional Treatment Centre in Kingston and the Leclerc Institution in Laval, Quebec will be closing.
         

 

         
                                      
                  







    


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