“The lesson is this: If we want our city to be more than mundane, sometimes we need to do something remarkable, even if it is a bit pricey.”
Citizen columnist Randy Denley
Ah yes the old fiscal conservative himself. We should be fiscally conservative unless we need to do something remarkable … in this case La Machine.
If Denley comes to you offering financial advice, run for your life.
He argued that it was no big deal abrogating the LRT contract already in place and it wasn’t … if you think, losing a court case to the builder Siemens to the tune of $37 million and those damages combined with lost work on the first LRT project cost about $100 million.
Of course the current light-rail deal for two phases is $6 billion.
The Chiarelli plan was $2.8 billion and included the Strandherd Bridge and went to Orleans, Kanata and Barrhaven.
The Denley ran twice for MPP against Chiarelli in Ottawa West-Nepean and lost both times.
You can take it from there.
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