Opportunity for diversity in name of city trains left at the station, critics say

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun, March 12, 2018

Critics say the city had the opportunity to select more diverse names for its Confederation Line LRT and Trillium Line trains, judging by the full list of nearly 2,000 entries submitted by children.

Community organizer Rachel Décoste and Jeremy Dias, the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, wrote to Mayor Jim Watson last month criticizing the lack of diversity in the 40 winning entries selected by the city. Twenty other people from the community also put their names to the complaint.

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