In the end the feedback was good, and it looked like the were going to hire internally for it. Reading between the lines they never intended to hire at all. It was just to satisfy the requirement of interviewing outside candidates before they would be allowed to promote someone internally. I took half a day off work for it, they wasted my time pretty good.
Was told that I would "hear something back from HR" right after the in-person interview, but I got no response for 3+ weeks, so I followed up with a polite email to HR, the boss in Vancouver (phone interview) and the in-person interviewer, asking if they had made a hiring decision - still no response. Totally rude and unprofessional.