Infrastructure tops McCrimmon’s 2017 priorities

By Jessica Cunha, Ottawa Community News, December 22, 2016

Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon says 2016 has been a great year for Kanata-Carleton.

The biggest highlight was announcing funding for the environmental assessment for the Kanata portion of light-rail transit.

The city announced in June that it will begin an assessment in January 2017 for the stretch between Bayshore and Palladium Drive, splitting the $2 million to $3 million cost with the federal government. The project will take two years to complete.

“The LRT wasn’t supposed to come to Kanata until 2031,” said McCrimmon, who lives in Constance Bay. “That was a huge step forward to have the municipality, to have the city, willing to put their money out to do an EA, and then we matched it.”

McCrimmon said she believes light rail will be in Kanata by the early- to mid-2020s.

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