"Voters,
especially those in rural ridings, would love to hear why he believes amalgamation was a good decision."

  Ottawa Citizen - LETTER TO THE EDITOR - August 7, 2005 

In Harris's footsteps

The Ottawa Citizen
August 7, 2005

Your article states that "Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty promised that Ottawa won't de-amalgamate on his watch." I must admit to being surprised at Mr. McGuinty's stance and can only conclude that he has more admiration for former premier Mike Harris than he led us to believe. If he so strongly supports the changes the former premier made to the structure of our cities, he must feel that Mr. Harris made the right decisions.

Was it because of all the money the larger, amalgamated cities of Toronto and Ottawa were supposed to save, or the taxes that the residents were suppose to have seen reduced?

Perhaps Mr. McGuinty can take a minute out of his busy schedule to clarify his stance. I'm sure voters, especially those in rural ridings, would love to hear why he believes amalgamation was a good decision.

Jane Campbell,
Richmond

 The Ottawa Citizen 2005


 

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