Gun violence, transit, affordable housing top of mind in Rideau-Rockcliffe

By Matthew Pearson, CBC News Ottawa, April 14, 2019

From affordable housing to improved transit to a renewed focus on community safety in Overbrook in the wake of gun violence, residents expect whoever wins the Rideau-Rockcliffe byelection on Monday to hit the ground running.

(...)'Strong transit system'

Valérie Fortier doesn't live in the ward, but her clients do. She's a community developer at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre on Donald Street, which provides residents with a wide range of services, including a food bank, counselling and workshops, after-school programs and playgroups.

She said she hears all the time about the barriers people face just getting around the ward, which has become more complicated due to changes made to some routes in preparation for the launch of the Confederation LRT Line.

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