Not enough investment in east-end projects
Re: A numbers game, July 21
Dear editor, As a 30-year resident of Orléans, I fully agree with McNeely’s position on the lack of equity for eastend residents in terms of infrastructure spending.
Our elected officials have been ineffective at representing the interest of their constituents on matters that affect all of us on a daily basis. While other elected officials such as John Baird, Pierre Pollièvre and Jim Watson were successful in obtaining hundreds of millions in infrastructure projects, Galipeau, Monette, Jellett and Bloess were embarrassingly unsuccessful in obtaining any significant projects for their constituents and they are now trying to deflect any criticism for their ineffectiveness. And by the way, the Hunt Club extension is not an east-end project, it is intended to permit easier access to the 417 for south-end residents.
Additionally, although I agree with Mr. McNeely on this issue, he should also examine his own record as our provincial representative; responsibility for maintaining, expanding and modernizing Hwy. 174 should clearly be a provincial responsibility, not the responsibility of the City of Ottawa. The lack of an interchange at Trim Road is baffling. How would Kanata residents react to a traffic light at the intersection of the Queensway and Terry Fox Drive?
— Michel Boulay