Editorial: City must go slow to get photo radar right
Ottawa Citizen

By the Editor, Ottawa Citizen, November 10, 2016

Ontario has softened its stance on photo radar. Mayor Jim Watson has, too. If carefully planned, this shift could benefit Ottawans. Back in the 1990s, then-premier Mike Harris, sensing a crowd-pleaser, firmly kiboshed the province’s nascent photo radar plan. Fast-forward to six months ago, when Ottawa Council discussed it.

Watson worried aloud that the re-introduction of photo radar might just become a cash grab. But he eventually agreed with its use in school zones and if an area councillor wanted it. Council asked the province for the power to introduce the speed-control scheme.


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