Ottawa's draft budget for next year proposes a 2.5% property tax hike amid inflationary pressures and #x27;a significant deficit at OC Transpo.
On Monday, Orléans MP Stephen Blais asked the Ford government to give Ottawa a new, fairer agreement, just like what was announced for the City of Toronto.
The interchange east of downtown Ottawa between Highway 417, on the right, and Highway 174. The 174 continues beyond eastern Ottawa to Clarence-Rockland.< /p>
For more than a decade, Mr. Blais has been asking Ontario to regain control of the 174, which was transferred to Ottawa in the 1990s.
On Monday, the provincial elected official criticized the fact that the province constantly favors Toronto to the detriment of Ottawa and #x27;other cities.
As the second largest city in Ontario, Ottawa taxpayers should not be continually ignored by the Ford government, especially during these difficult economic times, he said.
Mayor Sutcliffe said that if the province took over management of Ottawa's highways, it would make a big difference for the City which could then focus on d other issues such as public transportation and affordable housing. He noted that the process in Toronto took months, so Ottawans shouldn't expect news anytime soon.
I am very pleased that the Ford government is open to having this conversation, concluded Mr. Sutcliffe.
With information from < /em>CBCNews