Cornwall Ontario – While eyes have been focused on the No Tanks protest and the new ugly low level bridge replacing our majestic high level one it looks like a sad prediction may be ringing true.
Documents discovered by CFN are triggering questions about the RCAF Wing on Water Street. It’s lease was up last Spring and contrary to assurances that it’d be renewed it has not been to date.
Likewise, it’s on Federal Land like the controversial Kaneb Oil Tank property which was remediated at tax payer expense only to see the Federal Government via Transport Canada grant a ten year lease to Trillium Distribution Cornwall Inc. And that begs the question if that parcel of land also could be leased out to private interests without consultation with the public, Akwesasne, or passing muster environmentally.
Could this lead to condos on our waterfront without due process when the public to date has clearly rejected such proposals? And could this be connected to discussion that the mayor and CAO are having with the Federal Government regarding disposal of Crown lands along Cornwall Ontario’s waterfront?
CFN viewed an email from Stephen Alexander to the Air Force Wing representative and that reply to Cornwall Council. That document showed a clear desire by the Waterfront Land Committee (in charge of acquisition and led by Councilor Denis Thibault) who’s been missing in action throughout all of the tank controversy.
We have not received any response to requests from more info from any of the parties as of print time and will be updating as we gain more information.
What do you think Cornwall? Should this heritage site be bulldozed and turned into condos without any due process? You can post your comments below.
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