Nussbaum: Here's the link between the health of democracy and the LRT delay

By Tobi Nussbaum, Ottawa Citizen, February 9, 2018

This week’s developments on the light-rail transit file have left me pondering questions about core roles and responsibilities in our democratic system.

Much ink has been spilled about the $1 million penalty that many residents and councillors, including me, had understood to be in play the minute the handover date moved beyond May 24, 2018.

It turns out the project agreement actually provided the contractor the ability to push the handover date as far back as a year later – with no penalty.

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