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The ten thousand member strong Council of BC Yachts Clubs wants the Senate to take a hard look at the closing of Kits Coast Guard base.
President Sheila Boutcher says unlike the Conservative government a Senate committee might actually listen to the boating community.
"Well at least they could have a proper look at the facts and make a recomendation because we just don't feel the decision was based on good facts."
Boutcher says when the federal government wanted to close manned lighthouses a Senate committee actually considered the facts.
"So we felt it was at least worth a try to see if we could get that same process going with regards to this. When the decision was made to close Kitsilano there was no public consultation what so ever that I am aware and no input from the stakeholders to we felt that this would be an important route to take."
Boutcher says the move faces massive opposition among the boating community and it might cost the Tories in the next election.
"It might affect some voters it is almost impossible to know how many but certainly in the boating communities I think I have heard from a number of people who have been conservative supporters who have said if they do this I am not voting for the conservatives again."
She is also launching an eleventh hour letter campaign to urge the Conservative government to change its mind.