Growing calls for independent investigation into Westboro bus crash

By Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, January 15, 2019

There were growing calls Tuesday to have independent investigators look into Friday’s OC Transpo bus crash, even as discussions are underway about bringing in technical support from the Transportation Safety Board.

Ottawa West-Nepean Progressive Conservative MPP Jeremy Roberts called for an “independent and thorough” investigation into the deadly bus crash. He wants to see it run jointly by the TSB and Ottawa Police.

Carol Anne Meehan, meanwhile, city councillor for Gloucester-South Nepean, said an independent, arm’s-length investigation into the crash would “instill more confidence” in OC Transpo.

“There are a lot of people who are questioning the safety of the buses and wondering who has got our backs on this one,” she said.

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