Majority on planning committee taking developer donations

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By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, September 21, 2018

Most councillors on the city's planning committee are accepting campaign donations from developers during this campaign, and at least a couple — including committee chair Coun. Jan Harder — have been the beneficiaries of developer-organized fundraisers.

Planning is City Hall's most powerful committee, approving billions of dollars in development applications in a single council term.

(...)Only two members — Kitchissippi's Jeff Leiper and Rideau-Rockcliffe's Tobi Nussbaum — said they are making efforts not to knowingly accept them.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/councillors-accept-planning-committee-developer-donations-1.4832148