Canada has decided to appeal a recent Federal Court decision setting aside the 1999 expropriation of part of Georgia Strait.
On March 20th, the Vancouver Sun published a report quoting Public Works Minister Don Boudria as stating that an appeal was necessary to protect the government's interest and ensure that the Canadian and U.S. Navies are able to continue tests at the military test range at Nanoose Bay, near Nanaimo. He said that Canada would seek a stay of the decision pending the outcome of the appeal.
The Province of British Columbia was the owner of the land prior to expropriaton.
For more details about the Federal Court judgment see our previous story entitled Nanoose expropriation set aside