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Ending madcap planning in Ottawa  

By Ken Rubin      

Too many of the signature building projects in Ottawa amount to a poor use of valuable public space.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and the National Capital Commission haven't set the bar high enough when it comes to approving some of Ottawa's most important development projects, writes Ken Rubin. The Hill Times file photograph

OTTAWA—Ottawa seems to be prone to selecting poor locations for important projects or to giving away prime locations for private and less important projects. The latter is true for LeBreton Flats, and the former the case for the location sites chosen for a joint federal-local library and for a new Civic Hospital.

Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin is an Ottawa-based investigative researcher and is reachable at kenrubin.ca.
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