By CBC News Ottawa, September 14, 2018
The consortium building Ottawa's $2.1-billion light-rail system is refusing to publicly release its plan for finishing the project, and Mayor Jim Watson doesn't support the desire of a number of councillors to speak directly to Rideau Transit Group (RTG) officials about it.
The bombshell news earlier this week that RTG won't meet its Nov. 2 deadline for handing the system over to the city stunned some councillors, including transit chair Coun. Stephen Blais, who demanded to know why they weren't told earlier.
Just a few weeks prior, council was sent a memo from the city's rail office that raised no red flags.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/rtg-lrt-plan-watson-councillors-public-accountability-1.4820968