Mayor Jim Watson, in a news conference Friday with a gaggle of Liberal MPs, MPPs and Ottawa Hospital officials, said the feedback he was getting on the Tunney’s Pasture Civic site was almost all against it.
The public was angry and the politicians quickly responded. Now that group is pushing (and will likely succeed given the big hitters there) for the Civic campus to go at a reconfigured Sir John Carling location southeast of the current hospital along Carling Avenue.
This shows what an aroused public can do. It can create change and create change fast. It makes politicians think and act.
The Civic issue shows what an engaged public can do. Politicians and public servants are sensitive to a large aroused vocal public.
The lesson is right here. Get engaged in local affairs. They are critical to your well-being.
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