Doucet spreads scorn for developments that don't help communities

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, September 21, 2018

Clive Doucet on Thursday unleashed a scattershot heap of scorn for developments that he says eat up greenspace and suck the livability out of communities.

Doucet, who’s running for mayor in the Oct. 22 municipal election, spoke to reporters outside the fence around the new artificial turf sports field at Immaculata High School off Main Street in Old Ottawa East. He liked seeing students playing on the field, but he was annoyed that the surrounding community has been blocked from using the field.

The Immaculata field project is a partnership between the Ottawa Catholic School Board and the Ottawa Footy Sevens. The soccer organization paid $2 million for the field and the school paid an undisclosed amount for a rubberized running track. Many neighbours are angry that there was no consultation before construction.

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