A report that says Ottawa needs more and better cycling facilities. Who knew?
Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper paid the money and he got the expected result. Should he have paid for this? No. Councillors don’t need to pay pressure groups for research. As a rule, lobbyists research can be had for free … incessantly.
More and better cycling was not why the voters of Kitchissippi elected Leiper. No, they were sick to death of a councillor who was who too close to the development community. Katherine Hobbs never saw a development she didn’t like. In fact, Hobbs was quite the biking advocate. With Leiper, cycling looks like his reason for being.
So Kitchissippi voters didn’t get what they wanted … again. Leiper at planning committee had an opportunity to deal with the most significant report on city development in a decade, the high-rise and zoning report. His participation at the meeting was pathetic, like someone who hadn’t read the report and wanted staff to summarize the changes it would make. He didn’t even get that.
The Bulldog offered to publish the lobbyist cycling report but Leiper was nowhere on it.
However, Bulldog reader Nicholas got a copy and sent it to your agent. Thank you, Nicholas.
Nicholas for Kitchissippi councillor. The current guy has stopped representing the interests of the people who elected him and has opted to over-indulge in his personal passion. That’s not the way of good representation.
The report is below:
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