July 22, 2014 4:38 pm
Updated: July 23, 2014 3:51 am

Vancouver council passes motion to look at buying Granville Island from government


VANCOUVER – There were concerns that Port Metro would gain control of Granville Island, but it seems the City of Vancouver will try to hang on to the land.

Vancouver City Council has passed a motion to look at buying or leasing Granville Island from the federal government.

In a previous statement, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said “the City of Vancouver is strongly opposed to Granville Island being controlled by Port Metro Vancouver, and we made our position clear to the Port and the Government of Canada in discussions and correspondence over many months.”

Granville Island has been managed by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, a body controlled by the federal government, since 1972.

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