By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, October 5, 2018
Jim Watson skipped an OC Transpo demonstration of an all-electric bus to avoid concerns that he was using the city transit agency for a campaign event, his office says.
On Thursday, the incumbent mayor released a set of environment-related promises as he seeks re-election on Oct. 22. The list included a pledge to “implement an electric bus pilot project in Ottawa.”
Later that day, the city government invited reporters to a show-and-tell at a city garage, where OC Transpo would have an electric bus giving test rides and Watson would take part.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/watson-skips-city-electric-bus-demonstration-for-fear-of-conflict-of-interest