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We’re at the outset of the biggest snowstorm of the year & the $2 billion #LRTOttawa system has broken down again during the evening commute. The system’s chronic unreliability is pushing residents to their limits causing many to ask who will be held responsible for the mess.

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Imagine building a transit system — in Ottawa, no less — that consistently fails as soon as it snows. #lrtOttawa
Spoiler: Ottawa re-elects Jim Watson.
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"Unreliability" is too kind.
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Narrator: This is Ottawa....no one was ever held accountable.
When will somebody be held responsible?
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Everone forgets, that they voted for Larry O Brian to hit the rest button 9 years ago to have a LRT. Many people in the transit business said no. So we got what people wanted. The ones responsible are the council of 9 years ago that signed the deal.
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Let’s start with Jim Watson being responsible for our $2.1 billion lemon that he rushed through and accepted before it was fully tested. Don’t forget Hubley and Cloutier who blame transit commissioners and others tweeting about it, for the public losing confidence in the system
Who is held accountable ?

Every single elected official in the next election I would hope.

That is how accountability works in a democratic system.
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Maybe it's a collective mistake that needs to be acknowledged and fixed. Get tested trains from folk who've made & operated trains smoothly in Russian winters for decades. #LRT
In a normal city, Jim Watson, Allan Hubley and John Manconi. This being #Ottawa, they’ll blame anybody but themselves, suggest that residents don’t know how good they have it and the go high-five themselves at how good they are at their jobs. #OttawaLRT #OttCity
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The elected officials who approved it should be held to account. The city manager should be held to account, the head of OC transpo should be held to account, city staff who approved it should be fired.
Regardless of the root causes of the many problems, accountability must always be tied to an individual. It is only logical that the one individual for this mess is @JimWatsonOttawa.
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I'm pretty confident that no-one will be held accountable, and instead they'll keep patting each other on the backs for "How dedicated they've been during this unfortunate situation." That's the way this city hall does things.
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I just heard a news story which indicated that winter cycle sales are way up this year due to LRT unreliability.
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Clearly Prime Minister's fault, carbon tax killing the commute.
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It’s embarrassing! Canada’s capital city deserves better than this. Citizens deserve better. City council and the mayor failed the people of Ottawa.
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The people/public is held responsible for supporting such a sham in the first place.. #confidencelost #unreliablebureaucrats
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Well it’s certainly not council or city management. They play pass the puck better than the Might ducks. pic.twitter.com/ZctZ85ZXDQ
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The writing was on the wall, but the people who raised the issues were dismissed as spoilsports while many in the media told stories about bright shiny things to come. If anyone thinks a failed bid that was "massaged" by the same people who brought this fiasco will be better...
This is unbelievable. So often 🤦‍♀️
I know we have to cut our expense for paying for this project. Reminder Standhurst bridge had to be paid twice. Airport pedestrian bride had structural problem. The elected officials will disappear, half of them are on medical leave.
Seemed like a good idea. What happened?
Hey so maybe someone from the City should’ve looked at the contracts from other cities like Toronto and seen what worked so they could have reliably running trains in the winter and also hold the company who kept fucking up manufacturing it responsible
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