CBC article on recent bus route changes

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.

Bus route changes a hot election issue in Innes | CBC News

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.

CBC article on the race for Innes Ward

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… bilingual candidate, François Tré​panier… 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.

Strong slate vies to replace Jody Mitic in Innes ward | CBC News

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.