by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The federal government is being asked to speed up the pace of redevelopment of the land and buildings that once comprised Canada’s most notorious prison to make room for a top-notch sailing school.

A local group has put forward a $300-million redevelopment plan for Kingston Penitentiary that would see the jail along the shores of Lake Ontario turned into an elite training centre for Canadian sailors, alongside a new wind power research institute.

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