All the clues are in place to suggest that the decision on The Ottawa Hospital, Civic campus being located at Tunney’s Pasture came from on-high … really on high.
Say the Heritage Minister Melanie Joly’s office with input from local Liberal MPs and MPPs. In addition, remember the Experimental Farm decision came from the Conservatives. That would make it wrong in the realm of the Liberals.
Votes are riding on this decision. That’s why it was rushed. Controversy is best ended as quickly as possible from a pol’s point of view.
Now look at the voting. Local members of the board abstained or voted against the decision. That sounds as though they didn’t like it or were too rushed to make an informed decision because the paperwork was late … perhaps deliberately.
Furthermore the decision is clumsy, as though the decision-makers really weren’t familiar with the local details such as Highway 417 access and the locals understood those issues better than their betters and didn’t like the outcome. The awkward deal sounds like the move of a political novice. No end of those in the Trudeau government. The Heritage minister is fresh as a daisy.
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