By Daniel Buckles, Mar 17, 2021
'On Friday, March 12, a door into Ottawa’s new Official Plan closed. That was the formal deadline for comments on the draft tabled by city staff in November, 2020, a deadline extended by a month at the request of community organizations. By the fall of 2021, a new draft will come before council committees and make its way to council for what is intended to be a final vote.
Over the last month alone, dozens of community-based groups, concerned that the city is not going far and fast enough on climate and social justice issues, have been meeting, strategizing and writing to staff and councillors. Many are deeply disturbed by the content of the plan.'