COMMENT: A million dollars matters

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By Glen Gower, StittsvilleCentral, February 7, 2018

It’s not just Councillor Nussbaum who’s puzzled. Light rail is Ottawa’s biggest-ever municipal infrastructure project. It’s not so much the 6-month delay that’s a problem (delays seem to be the norm with massive civic projects). It’s the confusion over the contract that is really troubling.

  • Did councillors fully understand the contract they approved between the City of Ottawa and Rideau Transit Group (RTG)?  Were they fully advised by city staff about penalties and deadlines?  This reminds me a lot of the Orgaworld debacle from a few years ago.