Majority on planning committee taking developer donations

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.

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