OTTAWA, ONTARIO – John Baird, Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean and His Worship, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson today issued the following statement:

“Both the Government of Canada and the City of Ottawa have committed to taking the next 100 days to continue to work constructively along with the NCC toward a solution on this transit issue.

“Moving forward, we have agreed to stay in close contact, meet on a more regular basis on a range of regional issues, and maintain a positive dialogue as we work together for the betterment of our great Capital.”


Government of Canada contact:

Adam Hodge

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P.



City of Ottawa contact:

Brook Simpson

Press Secretary

Office of Mayor Jim Watson

City of Ottawa

613-580-2424, ext. 21526