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- November 7, 2017 at 11:49 AM #739310
On safe-injection-site assistance for the City of Ottawa from the province.
“We were never formally asked about it. We didn’t get any call. The first we heard of it was in fact from the media,” Mayor Jim Watson said.
Ottawa South Liberal MPP John Fraser told me in an interview Tuesday morning he called the mayor’s office about assistance to the safe injection sites. And he offered an emergency cold-weather tent to the unauthorized Overdose Prevention Ottawa site.
The person from the mayor’s office (who Fraser declined to name) said he or she would go to get advice. He or she returned with the city’s position that funding should be focused on the three authorized sites.
Fraser has always been an honest broker with me. He said he called. I believe him.November 7, 2017 at 4:42 PM #739327
If Mr. Fraser can recall offering an emergency cold-weather tent and he can remember waiting for a reply and he can remember what the reply was, then the call did take place.
Guess his Lairdship was left out of the loop. Wonder what else his Lairdship is kept in the dark on?
Sounds like a Sgt.Schultz – Colonel Klink routine except running the city isn’t suppose to be like a comedy TV show.
The mind boggles.
ChazNovember 8, 2017 at 7:12 AM #739342
John Fraser has been a remarkably honest politician in my experience. Besides that, what does he possibly have to gain from saying this if it isn’t true?
Watson has achieved his goal of having the unauthorized site shut down so it’s hard to see him coming to this conversation with clean hands. My money’s on Fraser.November 8, 2017 at 7:14 AM #739345