Library decision looms as mayor goes on Confederation Park offensive
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, January 30, 2017

Mayor Jim Watson says he needed to quickly quash the far-fetched idea of using Confederation Park for a new main library so library trustees don’t pursue it on Tuesday.

Community group Bookmark the Core released a video last Friday suggesting the federal park could be an alternative to the site recommended by the Ottawa Public Library at 557 Wellington St., near the intersection of Albert and Commissioner streets, just west of Bronson Avenue.

“They’re the ones that produced a video advocating for Confederation Park, and the more people I heard from said, ‘Are you serious about it going in the park?’, I said, no absolutely not. I wanted to shoot it down right away,” Watson said Monday.

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