Environment minister vows to revisit Experimental Farm land transfer
By Top Crop Manager
Jan. 29, 2016 - Catherine McKenna, Canada's minister of environment and climate change, says she has "concerns" about the impending transfer of 24 hectares of land from the Central Experimental Farm to The Ottawa Hospital, and said it's not too late to revisit the decision.
The hospital needed the land "for the construction of a world class hospital and teaching facility," according to a media release issued at the time.
McKenna's comments came in response to a letter signed by close to 50 agriculture and climate change scientists and heritage advocates. It's addressed to McKenna, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.