ANALYSIS: Reconciliation adds twist to city's strategy for growth in a shifted urban boundary

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen

There was a moment during a joint committee meeting last week when Coun. Scott Moffatt questioned if public transit trumps agriculture in approving land development on the edge of an expanded urban boundary.

But minutes later there was another tricky dichotomy in play, one that many councillors didn’t see coming.

Does reconciliation with Indigenous peoples trump urban sprawl?

The overwhelming answer, if you go by the committee vote, was yes.

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