OTTAWA CANDIDATE MAKING RAIL LINK TO THE VALLEY A PLATFORM FOR HIS CAMPAIGN 9/12/2018 8:46:58 AM
A candidate for Mayor of Ottawa is supporting a proposed Rail link from Smith Falls and the Valley to the Nation's capital. Clive Doucet is a former city councillor who attracted 15 percent of the vote to claim third in Ottawa's 2010 Mayoral campaign. This time around Doucet is getting an enitrely different sense from the voters.
Doucet say Toronto got GO Transit service in 1967 after it passed the 1.5 million-resident threshold mark, as Ottawa is doing just over 50 years later. The candidate says there are two proposals, the one from the Moose Consortium and the Capital Region Rail. He isn't backing either, but has a fully-developed rail plank in his election platform including retaining community bussing and lowering transit fares to boost declining ridership. Clive Doucet is one of eleven nominees going after Jim Watson's job in the October 22nd Municipal Election.