McKenna backs NCC's increased involvement in capital transit planning

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen

Catherine McKenna, the city’s senior federal cabinet minister, likes to see the National Capital Commission taking a bigger role in planning transportation, including public transit, despite a criticism from Ottawa’s mayor that the agency is needlessly dipping into municipal matters.

“The reality is the NCC plays an important role. We have to think about this area as not Ottawa and Gatineau, but as one region,” McKenna said in an interview Wednesday, two days after the federal budget announced more transportation responsibilities for the NCC.

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