Troubling Insights on MaRS, OCRI, Communitech?

Greg Boutin has published several very pointed blog articles, pulling back the covers on MaRS and where our tax dollars are going… definitely worth a read!

http://www.growthtimes.com/2010/04/troubling-facts-about-mars-discovery-district-part-1-of-4/

The articles also calls  out OCRI and Communitech for their lack of transparency.

UPDATE April 30:

Jim Watson echos concerns of local community, highlighting OCRI’s lack of focus, and calls for change.

“The City doesn’t own OCRI”, Claude Hawe, OCRI CEO

UPDATE May 26 – OCRI not in the loop Part 1

“OCRI not aware…”

Only one Ottawa firm participating in McGuinty’s trade mission to Israel – OCRI “We don’t know anything about that trade mission”

UPDATE July – New Organization to be Funded

Mayor Jim Watson announces funding of new economic development organization – “Invest Ottawa”.  

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One thought on “Troubling Insights on MaRS, OCRI, Communitech?

  1. Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the nice words. The largest problem with this issue is the lack of “social networking”: many, many people think the same way, as shown by all the emails I receive, but very few dared to mention it, so they don’t know each other and their efforts cannot be concentrated effectively to effect change.

    I wrote those posts and offered a set of facts to build a base for collaboration on this issue and make it easier for others to speak up. I look forward to hearing from the experience of your readers, who can post them here or reach me at gregboutin-AT-gmail.com

    Thanks again,
    Greg

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