Contractor will bear cost of LRT delay, city vows

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, February 14, 2018

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson vowed Wednesday to make it his top priority to protect taxpayers from the growing cost of the LRT delay, threatening to withhold payments and, if necessary, go to court to recoup the city's losses.

Last week the city gave Rideau Transit Group (RTG) a new deadline of Nov. 2 to hand over control of the new $2.1-billion light rail line it's building from Tunney's Pasture to Blair Road.

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