Ottawa settles with Siemens over scrapped LRT project

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

Ottawa will pay Siemens Canada and two other contractors C$36.7 million (US$33.9 million) to settle a lawsuit triggered when the city abandoned efforts to build a C$1 billion north-south light rail line. The project had been approved by the city council, but rejected by the council in late 2006 after an election changed the body’s representation.

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