Mayor Watson defends 2017 free gas stunt, says city isn’t ‘anti-car’
Ottawa Citizen

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, February 22, 2017

Let’s not pretend that people aren’t going to drive their cars to Ottawa for the Canada 150 events, Mayor Jim Watson suggested Wednesday, defending a free gas stunt by the Ottawa 2017 bureau.

“We’re not anti-car at the City of Ottawa,” Watson said. “Some people may want to think that cars should be banned, but people still drive cars and they still drive long distances to get to tourist and vacation destination. I think we have to have a holistic approach.”