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Author: Gabrielle Huston

An OC Transpo bus pulls up to a curb to take on passengers. The transit commission recently approved a yearly budget that relies on a hoped-for $39-million in funding from the Ontario government. Critics question the assumption that the provincial money will come through, arguing the city should have raised taxes to cover the shortfall rather than risk a potential cut to services. [Photo © Gabrielle Huston]

City Council set to consider 2023 OC Transpo budget with $39M provincial funding ‘hole’

Since the start of a new year with a new mayor and council, the City of Ottawa has been building its annual budget amid various controversies including OC Transpo’s controversial draft budget for 2023. The draft details plans to freeze bus fares, hire 360 new operators and launch O-Train Lines 2 and 4, among other things. It projects an overall…