A good prop bet: Ottawa will sort out what to do with Lansdowne Park about the same time it gets light rail.
The word "cronyism" was getting bandied about in some comment senctions in response to the news Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien is considering only one proposal for the historic downtown site. Who knows where this is headed, but one prevailing sentiment is that the Ottawa Third-And-Longs cannot be the big carrot for the moneybagses, including Jeff Hunt, whom one might argue is sort of putting a populist face on the business elites' plans for the site (hey, if the end justifies the means, nothing wrong with that). It should not take such a production to get a Canadian Football League team back in Ottawa, and that, far as this cowboy is concerned, doesn't inspire much optimism about getting the league back.
Maybe they will figure it out, but by the time this city has, global warming will have made it possible to skimboard on Dow's Lake in December.
Doucet backs down on Lansdowne Park: City will not reopen design competition while it considers Jeff Hunt proposal (Ottawa Sun)
City of Ottawa to review CFL Lansdowne proposal, won't seek others (CBC.ca)