Reevely: New $3.6B cost for Ottawa’s rail plans makes provincial funding deal urgent
Ottawa Citizen

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By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, February 16, 2017

The rush is on to get the provincial government to sign up to Ottawa’s rail plan before a 2018 election that could send Ontario’s transit-funding promises higgledy-piggledy.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberals are big fans of infrastructure spending. They’ve promised they’ll be here with $1-billion-plus that the city is counting on for the set of light-rail expansions it’s calling Stage 2, to follow the first phase of construction done in 2018. But until there’s a minister’s signature on a contribution agreement, that promise’s force is only political, not legal.

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