Reevely: Watson's pledge on seniors and transit makes little sense

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, October 19, 2018

If tech magnate Terry Matthews cared to hop the No. 64 bus from his Brookstreet Hotel to his Wesley Clover stables, he’d pay less for the OC Transpo trip than a part-time Walmart clerk does to get to and from work.

The fact he’s 75 matters more than his billions, a loopy situation that Jim Watson proposes to worsen with more free transit for senior citizens.

The pledge is just tossed into Watson’s latest (and probably last) set of election promises: “Provide no-charge transit service to seniors on Sundays, in addition to Wednesdays.” There’s no rationale or explanation.

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