‘Due diligence’ first before Stage 2 LRT funding decided, feds say
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, March 23, 2017

No one wants to say for sure if the federal budget includes Stage 2 transit money for the City of Ottawa, but everyone seems confident it’s in there somewhere.

The feds aren’t ready to confirm if the city will receive $1.15 billion for the rail extensions, but Mayor Jim Watson has been optimistic about the discussions between his office and the office of Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi.

Sohi’s spokeswoman said in an e-mail Thursday that the federal budget released Wednesday “provides the sources of funding for us to meet that commitment” and that the feds are working with the province and city on the “necessary due diligence.”


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