A downtown casino might have been a big economic boost to Ottawa.
Bulldog Ottawa spoke privately recently with a city councillor who said Mayor Jim Watson was vulnerable on the casino issue.
The councillor sensed a growing distaste in community for a casino and that the mayor and city staff, in rushing through the casino consultation, were ignoring the wishes of the people. That must have been the case for this mayor, who has repeatedly flown in the face of community wishes, caved on the casino issue. Watson has supported the casino because it falls in place with his far right-wing agenda.