Watson promises free Sunday transit for seniors

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By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, October 18, 2018

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is promising an extra day of free transit for seniors if he's re-elected Monday.

The announcement was among his final list of campaign promises of the election, released in an emailed statement late Thursday afternoon.

"This measure is not only a cost saving opportunity for seniors; it encourages them to leave their home and take part in social outings, helping to fight widespread loneliness and isolation affecting many seniors," Watson said in the release.

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