Wednesday night at the Kanata Chamber of Commerce debate, Mr. Watson informed the audience no other “major” projects could be contemplated, as all resources would be focused on
LRT leaving everything else on the sidelines.
What is most interesting about this is that Mr. O’Brien states he can afford both the
LRT and the Ring Road proposed for the south of . Ottawa
How are you going to pay for it Mr. O’Brien?
Is this another of your zero means zero promises?
In the first 2 mayoral debates, Mr. O’Brien, you stated no new cost initiatives would be considered unless and until equal and reasonable counter cost reductions accompanied such proposals. Would you mind sharing your cost reduction proposal with us?
Of the 4 “major” candidates seeking the office of Mayor, my proposal is the only one that would allow for such expansion, because
BRT would realize an immediate savings of over 465 million dollars.
465 million dollars Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Watson! Imagine what this city and its citizens could get to improve their lives with the 465 million dollars the two of you want to waste on a needless venture!
Imagine if our citizens had the 50 million dollars Mr. O’Brien wasted in canceling the first
LRT proposal? Imagine what we, the citizens could do with those funds? Ah! The imagination goes wild.
465 million dollars may be small change to ex-minister Watson of the McGuinty government or to a business CEO, but I can assure you it is an immense amount of money to the citizens of this great city.
It is the difference between moving forward towards a pay as you go debt free city or going bankrupt.
I can’t stand idly by and watch the two of you do this to our city.