Councillors predict Ottawa transit fares will be a fall election issue

By Kate Porter and Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Ottawa

The first overt references to the upcoming municipal election were heard around the Ottawa city council table Wednesday, as councillors predicted that how residents pay for OC Transpo — whether at the fare box or on their property tax bill — will become a campaign issue.

Some councillors have often argued the city should freeze fares, reduce them, or eliminate them on certain days to get more residents using environmentally friendly mass transportation and reduce traffic. 

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