Ottawa’s ties with Gatineau have grown stronger in recent years, which is why Mayor Jim Watson is curious to see how the municipal election will shake out on the other side of the Ottawa River.
“I follow the mayor’s race because they are our next-door neighbours and it’s important that we have a good relationship, but I’ll let the voters decide. We’ll work with whoever is elected,” Watson said.
The two cities have worked together on transit and tourism initiatives. The two mayors sit beside each other as non-voting members during meetings of the National Capital Commission board of directors. The mayors’ offices are in regular communication.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/transit-and-economic-development-are-top-ottawa-interests-in-gatineau-municipal-election