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10-15-2012, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by EdTheSabresFan View Post
Ottawa has a major issue with change.

There seems to be a preponderance of people who just can't handle major infrastructure additions, or major changes to existing infrastructure, in this city.

Examples include: freakouts over Lansdowne, the casino project, LRT, highway lane increases, even electronic billboards for heaven's sake.

In my opinion, Ottawa is lagging hard behind similar sized cities such as Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg.

All these cities have full length LRT systems, new or at least substantially functional major sporting/entertainment infrastructure, and a thriving business sector.

In my opinion Ottawa is falling behind, despite its higher population; honestly this is a problem with the city's mindset. I have never in my life seen NIMBYism as intense as here in this city.
And you get this from what exactly?

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