By Brigitte Pellerin, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, September 22, 2023
Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe recently commented that OC Transpo’s financial situation was much worse than he imagined when he made the decision to run for office on a platform promising to fix public transit.
That’s not the only thing he doesn’t quite grasp.
You know what matters a lot more than balancing budgets? Defining public transit as a true public service and making sure the people who depend on it the most, those who have few other options to get to where they need to be, have transit available to them when they need it at a cost they can afford.