OTTAWA, Ont. — The war of words between Ottawa city councillors and Queen’s Park representatives seems to be nearing an end as the city has been promised more roadwork funding.
Sources indicate that within a few months the province will fork over millions to be spent on the city’s infrastructure needs.
Mayor Bob Chiarelli couldn’t be happier. "Our senior officials from the province and the city have had some very significant meetings," Chiarelli tells local media. "We’re coming to a meeting of the minds that there will be some significant investment in our infrastructure in the very foreseeable future."
Relations were tense between the two sides when the province offered up $70 million in May an amount Chiarelli said was inadequate. But some common ground appears to have been met in the meantime, and among the projects that should see provincial funding is the widening of the Queensway.
Chiarelli also hinted that the province will kick in some money toward public transportation studies.