Reporter Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa was a full-fledged and extremely creative city long before Bruce Deachman or Ken Gray ever showed their faces here.
Why there’s the little matter of Ottawa being the capital of a G8 nation. It has more bright and innovative people in government, high tech, medical fields, universities, research and culture, tourism per capita than any other city in Canada. It ain’t even close.
The statement above comes from people who measure the quality of their cities in what time the bars close and use the words “world-class” way to much.
Ottawa has nothing to apologize for as a city except people who irrationally run it down when it is a fine place to live, work and play.