Stats – 21 April 2022

21 April 2022

Weather: 🌧️ Rain. High of 10°, low of 3°. 

Number: 7. Fighting words! The number of things that Windsor does better than Ottawa. The story argues Windsor is better in pizza, Italian food, proximity to Detroit, bowling alleys, wine country, and political correctness (less). You've got us on proximity to Detroit, the rest is arguable. [NarCity

Ottawan of the Day: Mayor Jim Watson. The Mayor is one of 61 Canadians who have been 'indefinitely prohibited' by the Russian government because of opposition to the Ukraine invasion. It's a list on which one should be proud to appear. [CTV]

Quote: ‘If you give it to one group and you don't give it to the other, to me it doesn't make sense’ – Doreen Katto, a programme co-ordinator for Matthew House Ottawa, responding to the Ottawa Transit Commission's desire to provide free OC Transpo service to Ukrainians fleeing the invasion. Campaigners argue that free transit passes should be available to everyone arriving as a refugee, regardless of their country of origin. [CBC]

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