YOU SAID IT: Expensive reading

Here are today’s letters from the Ottawa Sun to the editor.

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FACE READING

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Re: Super library hits budget, Oct 15

Well what an amazing surprise, the new giant Ottawa library project is going to cost an additional $ 141 million, increasing the total cost to $ 335 million, and that’s just for now. Expect this mess to hit 500 million before it’s over.

My friends, we’re in a ton of trouble – an LRT that can’t stay on the rails, both figuratively and financially, and now a huge outdated library that today’s society will rarely use, but it will certainly make for a convenient resting place. for the homeless.

This is what happens when there are politicians spending our hard earned money. This is not sustainable, as we will soon discover.

STEPHEN FLANAGAN

OTTAWA

(Expect to see your property taxes increase.)

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LRT AND NOW THE LIBRARY

Well, well, well … didn’t I say some time ago that the new unnecessary library would not be within budget? It’s already $ 141 million over budget and the damn thing ain’t built yet. The users of the current library have already said that the place where the new one is scheduled to be built is not convenient and will be more difficult to access. Wait a minute, we can’t hear from those who actually use the library now, can we? That would be too democratic, and Mayor Watson has shown us that it is a no-no.

It has been proven time and again that our illustrious mayor cares more about his legacy than he is about the citizens of the city. He failed big time in what was supposed to be his great claim to fame, the LRT. It seems we need everything “world class” no matter the cost. You have champagne dreams in our beer budget. It’s all very well to want the best, but taxpayers are already heavily taxed and expecting us to pay more is insane.

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The $ 330 million or more for this project would be better spent on things that would benefit the entire city. Building affordable housing is just one of the things the money could have been used for.

SANDY JOHNSTON

BIG

(Could, should, should)

REVEAL THE TRUTH OF LRT

There seem to be many factors to blame for the myriad problems of the LRT. It would appear that the city has, in all aspects of its LRT system, serious deficiencies and shortcomings in staff duties. It is time for heads to roll and for people to be held accountable for their incompetence and severely punished for their failures.

I wonder if any investigation group in charge of investigations will act with such impartiality. I bet there are no consequences or layoffs. Winter is just around the corner and I bet more trouble is brewing. It is time for all the secrets to be revealed and the truth revealed.

SCOTT THOMPSON

OTTAWA

(Transparency would go a long way toward rebuilding public trust.)

STOPPED IN THEIR TRACKS

Re: No judicial gaze; The city goes cheap with the LRT probe, October 14

“The Council will not convene a judicial investigation into Ottawa’s surprisingly dysfunctional LRT system.”

The best way to avoid being investigated is to eliminate the investigation. Right Jimbo? Right, bobbleheads?

TIM BAKOS

GLOUCESTER

(Right.)

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