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