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“Many have also noted the non-commercial nature of the event. It was free.” Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper on La Machine Leipering lizards. La Machine was free.
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Ottawa experienced security overkill at the Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill but much less of a police presence at the La Machine show.
Mayor Jim Watson said the crush of traffic for the week surrounding Canada Day was a “once-in-a-150-year” event.
Bulldog commentator Mike Patton believes the city’s attendance figures on the La Machine extravaganza were not accurate:
Well La Machine sure makes good videos. You don’t see so many operators and the lizard looks huge.
Your agent was chuckling to himself about how big the mayor’s office or Ottawa 2017 would estimate the crowd for the weekend’s La Machine show.
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Despite coming to within one goal of reaching the Stanley Cup finals last spring, the betting odds-makers don’t like the Ottawa Senators’ chance of winning the 2018 trophy.