Doug Ford committed to LRT, anti-gang funding, mayor says

By CBC News Ottawa, December 11, 2018

Ottawa's mayor says Ontario Premier Doug Ford is committed to funding LRT and anti-gang efforts in the capital, and seems open to giving municipalities some say in the location of pot shops.

Ford met with seven Ontario mayors, including Jim Watson, at Queen's Park on Monday.

After a city committee meeting Tuesday, Watson said Ford was clear the province is going to fund its portion of the next extensions to Ottawa's light rail line, a commitment first made by the previous Liberal government.

"I have great comfort we have all the funding," Watson said. The second phase includes 24 new stations and extends LRT east to Trim Road by 2022, west to Algonquin College and Moodie Drive by 2023, and south to the airport and Riverside South by 2021.

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