|Truck carrying ramp connecting Kitsilano Coast Guard Station to docks is removed Thursday, |
leaving like "thieves in the night" said UCTE VP Dave Clark.
The federal government will return the land to the province but as of today has begun dismantling the Station!
Keep a close eye on the Facebook page Save the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base for more developments
As many readers will know, I have been fighting to keep the essential Kitsilano Coast Guard Station open since the federal Conservative government announced its plan to close the only base in Canada's busiest port.
It's been a privilege to represent my clients in this matter - as anyone who reads a news release will know - who include the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. They jointly represent the crew of the Kitsilano Station.
Media have reported on the issue of who owns the land the Station is located on - and whether it is federal or provincial property.
The answers have been confusing - the provincial government has told some media outlets that it owns the land - but the federal government has been less than forthcoming.
|Occupation of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station - September 2012|
I would point out this fascinating website page from the federal government's Treasury Board Secretariat, which seems to indicate the land is the property of Canada, not BC.
I have sent an inquiry to the DFO contact listed below but have not received an answer to date.