Media Release: Coalition Calls on PM to Mandate next PSPC Minister to Complete Studies Required Prior to Making a Decision on Future of the Bridge

Alexandra Bridge seen from Ottawa River in Gatineau. Photo: D. Jones

Friday, October 22, 2021

HERITAGE OTTAWA

The Alexandra Bridge Coalition calls upon Prime Minister Trudeau to mandate the next Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada to complete all the required due diligence studies and public consultations prior to making the final decision on whether to demolish or rehabilitate the Alexandra Bridge.

Before committing to a project that will likely exceed $1Billion dollars of public funds, the government must complete credible analysis of the project’s socioeconomic, transportation planning, cultural and heritage significance, life cycle assessment and environmental impacts.

In proceeding with the demolition project without these studies and public consultations, the Coalition believes that the government is acting against its own stated environmental, cultural, and economic objectives. 

Contact spokespersons for the Coalition:
Jordan Ferraro (English)
Claude Royer (French)
info.abc.cpa@gmail.com

 

The Alexandra Bridge Coalition is an inter-provincial, multi-disciplinary coalition made up of advocates from the heritage, transportation and environmental sectors formed to protect the future of the historic Alexandra Bridge. Visit heritageottawa.org/alexandra-bridge