A Tale of Two Cities

“Are Ottawa-area taxpayers aware that Windsor, Ontario, like Ottawa is planning a new hospital and, like Ottawa, they are in Stage 2 of the 5-Stage Planning Process?
“Surprisingly, there are stark differences in the approach each city adopted to choose a new site and Ottawa residents should question and demand answers as to why they were not accorded the same respect and involvement as their Windsor counterparts.”

So starts a report issued on August 31st by OUR HEALTH/OUR FUTURE- A Coalition of Community
Groups for a New Hospital
. It goes on to detail how Windsor citizens were involved in the site selection committee along with a slight majority of hospital board members and how ALL were asked to sign an agreement that they were not in a conflict of interest.

Read (HERE) how it can be done when a city tries to involve all of the players in a major public project.