Trees, bees and buses among Watson's green election promises

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, October 4, 2018

Jim Watson is promising to launch an electric bus pilot project, plant trees and open the door to backyard beehives if he's elected as Ottawa's mayor for a third consecutive term.

Watson released his environmental platform through a statement on Wednesday.

He pledged to expand the mandate of Hydro Ottawa so that the utility could collaborate with not-for-profit social housing providers to retrofit buildings. He also promised to work with the federal government to look at connecting Ottawa City Hall and the new central library to a district energy system.

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