Originally Posted by phil235
That's what was really lost here - a $250 million project is exactly what this city needs given the current goings-on, but that argument was really never made very strongly.
It could also help spur Ottawa and Ottawans to more readily embrace different businesses, industries, entrepreneurial ventures, etc. This is a chance to help make meaningful change in this city, and help us be less reliant on the fed for jobs and economic security. This would in turn have the added benefit of making Ottawa more diverse and vibrant, and not a city that shuts down after 5 p.m.