Scrutiny placed on seniors transit discount in low-income debate
Ottawa Citizen

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 16, 2016

While some transit commissioners mused this week about rolling back a steep rebate on seniors’ fares, the co-chair of the city’s senior roundtable is skeptical.

Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans said she believes many seniors need a deeply discounted transit pass.

“I think any changes we might contemplate around seniors transit should be the subject of a community consultation and a comprehensive consultation because seniors value their transit,” Deans said Thursday.