Coalition says ‘$5-billion’ vision bad for city

By Nick Greenfield

Controversy over the proposed expansion of Metcalfe Street is heating up, but the national campaign of a new opposition coalition is misleading and premature, say Ottawa Centre MP Mac Harb and the National Capital Commission.

Stop the Metcalfe Nonsense, a coalition of city and regional politicians, heritage experts and the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation, is asking all Canadians to petition their MPs in defiance of the NCC’s vision for downtown Ottawa. read more

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Funding cuts jeopardize three Centretown schools

By Ian Palmer

Three Centretown elementary schools could be among 15 in Ottawa-Carleton facing possible closure as a result of provincial funding changes.

McNabb Park School, on Percy Street, Centennial School, on Gloucester, and Elgin Street School fit the profile of schools that may be closed as the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board wrestles with reducing what the province considers excess classroom space. read more

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