Sunday, March 3, 2013

This Land is Our Land

The Canada Lands Company is responsible for the loss of thousands of jobs; the demolition of heritage buildings and the privatization of federal Crown corporations.

  1. The CANMET Materials and Technology Lab at the Booth Street Complex in Ottawa, is moving to McMaster University in Hamilton. One hundred and twenty people worked at the CANMET Lab.
  2. On April 4, 2012, 34 ASU (Area Support Unit) workers at the Wolseley Barracks in London, Ontario lost their jobs.
  3. On April 4, 2012, three hundred families at the Moncton Garrison in New Brunswick were told they would have to move.
  4. In April 2012, 600 Corrections Canada workers were given notice that their jobs could be eliminated..The Kingston Penitentiary, Regional Treatment Centre and the Leclerc prison in Laval, Quebec will be  decommissioned. The Isabel McNeil half-way house in Kingston, Ontario has already been closed.
  5. More than 1,000 Fisheries and Oceans Canada workers were told they could lose their jobs, including 763 Coast Guard employees. The Dartmouth Coast Guard base will be transferred to Canada Lands, if no other government department wants the property. The Kitsilano Coast SAR base is already being dismantled---signs have been removed, and a flat-bed truck removed the ramp.
  6. Hundreds of CNR train stations were either demolished, relocated or sold to the private sector. A YouTube video shows the controlled demolition of a the CN Tower in London, Ontario.
  7. In May of 2012, two thousand five hundred employees at Statistics Canada were told their jobs were at risk. The Canada Lands Company owns  a parking lot at Tunney's Pasture, where the Atomic Energy of Canada Building was located. Tunney's Pasture is the focus of a major redevelopment, see "Federal government gets in on condo action with overhaul of Ottawa neighbourhood." by Bill Curry, Globe and Mail newspaper, August 2012. Of course, the buildings have to be vacated by federal government employees, before they can be bulldozed. It is so obvious and disgusting---Canadians are losing Statistics Canada, military bases, federal prisons and treatment programs, the Coast Guard , scientific institutions, laboratories and post offices... because of the entities who are pulling the strings at the Canada Lands Company.
Wolseley Barracks in London, Ontario. Now that 34 employees have lost their jobs at the ASU, Canada Lands Company can sell the rest of the property.

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