The optics depends on what the reader chooses the read. It doesn't help that the Citizen puts a bit of a 'controversial' spin on all planning related matters in Ottawa. Even when the City kicked the he11 out of the developers at the OMB urban boundary hearing was this noted in a positive light by the Citizen? They somehow spun it back into the City losing.
It looks like the 2 FoTenn planners will be working on very minor stuff not related to development approvals.
In addition to 2004 the City also hired FoTenn planners in 2002 for more direct approval related work. Many of these planners then jumped ship from FoTenn and worked for the City when positions opened up.
"What about the children?! Won't somebody please think of the children!?"