Federal Competition with the Private Sector

Research information received from a provincial government source indicates that there are 273 vacant lots  available for sale in existing housing subdivisions in the West Royalty-Winsloe area of Charlottetown. That means 273 lots already for sale with infrastructure already in place. What need is there for more subdivisions in this area?  BUT the Canada Lands Company is pushing ahead with the sale of the Upton Farmlands and putting in infrastructure that will potentially allow 350 new housing units to be added to the Charlottetown market. Why is the CLC – a federal Crown Corporation – competing with private sector developers who are already trying to fill their empty subdivisions? We need to ask ourselves – is housing the best use for this land?