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Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission granted extension, delivering final report on Nov. 30

The inquiry, led by Justice William Hourigan, is mandated to investigate circumstances that led to Stage 1 breakdowns and derailments.
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Ottawa LRT. File photo

The Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission (OLRTC) announced on Aug. 11 that it has received an extension and will be filing its report to Ontario Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney by Nov. 30, a month after the municipal election. 

The OLRTC was scheduled to submit its report to the Ontario government by Aug. 31, but the commission requested an extension. 

"This extension will afford the commission sufficient time to have the report produced in French and English," the commission said in a release. 

Public hearings were held at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, in the Ian G. Scott Courtroom from June 13 until July 8. 

The inquiry, led by Justice William Hourigan, is mandated to investigate circumstances that led to Stage 1 breakdowns and derailments. It will look at the decisions and actions in the procurement approach the City of Ottawa took for Stage 1, the decision to select the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) to build the system and awarding the contract.  

The Minister of Transportation will release the final report from the commission to the public after it receives the document. 

 





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