Canadian Government buys million dollar properties in Buffalo?

From the Buffalo News : http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/buffaloerie/story/707047.html

Let me lob the easy questions:

1) Why is the federal government buying million dollar properties in of all places, Buffalo, NY?

2) Why is the federal government doing this during the recession?

3) Why is the federal government, if they need to buy a new house for a diplomat, not buying a more cost effective house? One that cost less than oh say, 1.38 Million.

and lastly…

4) IF you are going to spend 1.38 Million US on a property, why the hell would you buy it in BUFFALO? If I had 1.38 Million USD and I wanted to buy a property, I’d buy in a place that is WARM all year around.