Ottawa 2017 gives away free gas in Montreal as councillors debate climate change
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, February 21, 2017

Ottawa 2017 party planners were giving away free gas in Montreal on Tuesday as politicians back home questioned if the City of Ottawa is doing enough to fight climate change.

Guy Laflamme, executive director of Ottawa 2017, said the marketing stunt was designed as a message to Montrealers that Ottawa is only two hours away and they only need a tank of gas to visit the capital. He estimated $5,000 to $6,000 worth of gas would be bought for 150 motorists.

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