By Shaun Menard, Ottawa Citizen, February 8, 2019
A bit of a controversy arose at Ottawa city council recently when I suggested the Transit Commission reconsider a proposed public member based on his public views on abortion and climate change. Despite the vitriol and hyperbole that has ensued, these are important issues.
When I raised my concerns, I wasn’t seeking to single anyone out (on the contrary, I sought to have the entire list of potential public board members sent back for additional consideration by the selection committee). My intent was to ensure that two issues, gender equality and climate change, were properly considered when assessing candidates for Transit Commission.https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/menard-yes-public-transit-is-a-gender-issue-and-a-climate-issue-too