First the senior federal minister for eastern Ontario, John Baird, shoots down Mayor Jim Watson’s proposal to alter the National Capital Commission, now the NCC chairman Russell Mills does the same in a rather stylish fashion.
Appears Mills has a journalism background. For example, from his statement:
We believe that the vital interests of local residents in their cities must be balanced with the national interest of all Canadians in their Capital. This has produced our great community and we believe it will do so in future.