A mayoral candidate revealed a plan to build Ottawa City Hall as place "we can trust" should they be elected as the next mayor of Canada's capital.
Catherine McKenney, one of 14 individuals vying to become Ottawa's next mayor, announced that Ottawa City Hall will be an "open book" if they are elected mayor.
McKenney told The Sam Laprade Show on Sept. 28 that it's time to get rid of the influence of money at Ottawa City Hall.
The mayoral candidate said Ottawa residents have lost trust with the current council, and the City needs to be more transparent about how it's spending taxpayers' dollars.
"The convoy and what happened on our streets, what happened with the light rail transit (LRT) that was launched and really did not meet the needs of our residents," they said. "So, we really have work to do and build that trust at city hall."
McKenney's plan includes:
- Allowing meaningful public participation in budgeting and decisions
- Ending the influence of money in city politics
- Using fiscal anchors to protect finances
- Building a city hall that works for all of Ottawa
- Introducing a fair wage policy for any contractors and sub-contractors doing business with the municipality
- Creating a chief architect position
Listen to the full interview with Catherine McKenney below: