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.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/reevely-new-3-6b-cost-for-ottawas-rail-plans-makes-provincial-funding-deal-urgent