By the Editor, Ottawa Citizen, May 4, 2017
With $2.1 billion on the line for the light-rail project, municipal politicians who are tasked with watching over it aren’t getting public, regular updates on major developments, according to one councillor on the city’s finance committee.
Coun. Diane Deans says while the committee gets quarterly construction updates, “that’s not what I’m looking for. I’m looking for some public accountability and transparency.” The committee, she says, hasn’t “seen the principals of RTG (Rideau Transit Group) in a very long time.
”That’s because, quite simply, councillors haven’t asked for more robust updates. But Deans is on to something by requesting city staff provide them.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-coun-diane-deans-is-right-to-seek-answers-on-the-lrt-project