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LRT Activist Says Deal Done

This is an email sent to The Bulldog from light-rail activist Randy Gordon. Gordon doesn’t think much come of the consultation … just the same old stuff again: Call me cynical but I don’t think there will be much consultations … Continue reading

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Your Chance To Back Western LRT Route

If you feel strongly that putting a commuter rail line down a park where nobody lives is a good idea, here’s your chance to voice your support. Surely there’s only a very few of you who disagree with this concept, … Continue reading

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Chianello’s Tunnel Vision: Whopper Watch

This from Citizen columnist Joanne Chianello in her article of March 21: Indeed, while there will be some who don’t approve of the new plan to run the train under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway while expanding the riverside … Continue reading

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Ottawa A Democracy? No It’s A Clique

Bulldog commenter Ottawannabe fired up this good opinion on light rail that we thought deserved more play, so here it is. To read the post to which Ottawannabe refers, click here for the post Why LRT On The Macdonald Parkway. Great … Continue reading

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Follow The Money On Light Rail

Topnotch Bulldog commenter Ron Benn weighs in on the question of why did the City of Ottawa so desperately want to run light-rail down the Macdonald Parkway:

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Why LRT On The Macdonald Parkway?

The great Sheridan and myself took on the issue of why the western light-rail project is located down the Macdonald Parkway. We really haven’t heard a good reason. The comments are a part of Your Comments, the new Bulldog feature … Continue reading

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Why Light Rail On Parkway? Top 10 List

One of the most controversial decisions in recent Ottawa history was the decision to put the $980-million (or more) western light-rail line down the Macdonald Parkway. Even stranger is that the line is being tunnelled down a park. So we’re … Continue reading

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City Can’t Budget Snow

The great Sheridan takes on the budget and in particular the snow budget: We can see how city council operates as it quickly passed the city budget without any serious debate — like it was designed to be delivered from … Continue reading

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Call It The Mussolini LRT Line

Astute observers of city business will remember that driving light rail down the Macdonald Parkway was an effort to create speed and cost-effectiveness on the project. Of course it also missed people but why should we let passengers get in … Continue reading

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When Hobbyists Design Light Rail

Light-rail stations could have been combined with office, commercial and residential. — Here’s what we’ve learned from the fiasco that is the light-rail project. Don’t let people whose specialty is building bridges, checking culverts on Highway 174, and overseeing Plasco … Continue reading

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