Local coverage of the my campaign by Fred Sherwin. Fred has been covering the issues that matter to the residents of Orléans for almost 30 years!
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While the LRT will eventually bring convenient and fast public transit to some ward residents, we need to make sure that all residents see the benefit of this major investment.
In the short term, there will be many issues to address, in fact we have already seen problems. On Sept. 2, OC Transpo modified many routes to prepare buses to feed into the new light rail system, which is now delayed and not due to open until the new year. We need a measured and careful approach to the roll-out to avoid LRT/O-train backlash.
Residents in some east Ottawa neighbourhoods are so frustrated by recent bus route changes that the issue has become one of the top complaints that candidates in Innes ward hear about at the door. Life has become especially inconvenient for high school students in Chapel Hill and Blackburn Hamlet, as they try to keep up jobs and after-school activities, the candidates say.
Quote from CBC news article below:
… bilingual candidate, François Trépanier… served nearly three decades in the Armed Forces before turning to business and said he’s proud of his two masters degrees in education and public administration.
“That means you’ve conducted a lot of research, you’re able to look into issues and make up your mind for yourself,” he said.
Three women who have spent time behind the scenes at city hall and a retired member of the Armed Forces are trying to differentiate themselves as they compete for Jody Mitic’s empty seat in Innes ward. Mitic, a veteran of the Afghanistan war, decided not seek a second term and has been on leave for health reasons.
Michel Picard and François Trépanier discuss the issues facing Innes ward and the campaign in this french language interview.
A big thanks to the team at CTV News Ottawa for the airtime!
Innes candidate Francois Trepanier.
This week, CFRA’s focus in on Innes ward. Rob Snow moderates the first debate of the campaign on August 8th, 2018.
French interview with Michel Picard on June 18th, 2018.
CKCU Radio Interview with François Trépanier on July 31st, 2018 with Adam Coombs and Mike Powell.
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