By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen
A decision on whether Coun. Jan Harder keeps her position chairing the planning committee is packed with political drama that pits the credibility of the council’s conflict-of-interest rules against the need to have an experienced councillor overseeing the creation of a new official plan.
... Meanwhile, the main lobbying organization on municipal environmental issues has voiced its preference.
Ecology Ottawa called on council to “do the right thing” and accept the integrity commissioner’s recommendations to remove Harder as planning chair.