EDITORIAL: On LRT, a passing score isn't always a passing score

By the Editor, Ottawa Sun, August 4, 2019

Back in March, light-rail fans may recall, the City of Ottawa approved the $4.65-billion LRT Stage 2 expansion. This ought to have been good news.

But there was kerfuffling from some city councillors after CBC reported the winning bidder for the Trillium line work (which is planned to go to Riverside South and the airport) hadn’t met the minimum technical threshold set out in city documents. That bidder was SNC-Lavalin, under the project name TransitNext.

At the time, with a council vote pending, Coun. Diane Deans asked bureaucrats if the report about the technical scores was true.


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