What Ottawa is Talking About – 10 November 2021

10 November 2021

▪️City Council will pick the councillor for the Kanata North ward today. The seat was vacated when Jenna Sudds was elected MP for Kanata – Carleton. Twenty wannabe councillors nominated themselves to finish out the final year of the term. At no point have the people of Kanata been consulted about who their representative will be. [CBC]

▪️More than a dozen delegations asked the Police Services Board to deny an increase in the police budget. The Police are requesting a minimum of a $14 million raise in their budget. The board had previously promised to look for ways to reduce or freeze the budget. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Confederation Line will return Friday. Assuming nothing goes wrong, the service will return with half of its fifteen trains running. The bus replacement service will continue to run, just in case. [CTV]

▪️The National Capital Commission says that a sixth river crossing won't do much to reduce truck traffic. The commission says that regional transportation planning is required, rather than piecemeal decisions made independently by two provinces and several municipalities. [Ottawa Citizen

▪️The Ottawa Transit RIders group is looking for new board members. The group advocates for transit riders and represents them to the City and to OC Transpo. [Ottawa Transit Riders]

▪️The National War Memorial​​​​​​​ will again allow spectators at tomorrow's Remembrance Day ceremony. Physical distancing and wearing masks will be required. [Ottawa Citizen]

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