Many growing cities approaching 1.5 million people introduce a regional rail service. Toronto introduced regional rail in 1967, with the Go Train system. The Ottawa-Gatineau Metropolitan Area has surpassed the 1.3 million mark, and it's time to get the city moving.
We will introduce regional rail, alongside Phase 2 of the light rail system, that connects Kanata, Barrhaven, Kanata North, Stittsville, Bells Corners, Richmond, Navan, Vars, Merivale, Kinburn, Fitzroy, Limoges, Smiths Falls and Gatineau.
We will run trains on rail lines that already exist in the National Capital Region, making this a cost-effective solution to get 20,000 cars off the 417, reduce our carbon footprint, open our city for business, and connect the four corners of the National Capital Region. This plan will integrate itself with our present OC Transpo system.Read more
Ottawa has a growing waitlist of over 10,000 families waiting for social housing. As luxury condo developers continue to push people out of neighborhoods and take over our city, options of affordable housing become increasingly out of reach.
Along with the lack of affordable housing, many tenants report issues with their units that often go unaddressed by landlords. According to an ACORN report on a tenant survey titled “State of Repair,” 85.5% of respondents reported problems in their units, 40% of respondents reported cockroaches in their building, and 32% of respondents experienced a lack of heat in the winter.Read more