Two former mayors offer their solution on a new site for the Civic
Ottawa Citizen

By Jacquelin Holtzman and Jim Durrell, Ottawa Citizen, October 21, 2016

Following is from a letter sent to the National Capital Commission by Jacquelin Holzman and Jim Durrell, former Ottawa mayors:

In 1998, we, along with the late mayor, Lorry Greenberg, helped to bring a bad decision to the public’s attention. The province had decided to downgrade the Civic Hospital to a community hospital, placing all trauma services only at the General. It would have been a disaster – especially for patients in the west end and Ottawa Valley, since it took ambulances less time to reach the Civic than to reach the General.

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