Today's NYTimes has an article about the battle over bridge sites in Windsor, Ontario. The article seems pretty one-sided to me.
A different take on the situation is that an (albeit aggressive) private entrepreneur wants to build a six-lane bridge parallel to the current bridge and has amassed most of the resources necessary to do so. But he is being blocked by gubmnt officials who want the bridge located elsewhere despite the fact that it might cost the taxpayers maybe twice or three times as much to put a second bridge in a different location. And despite the fact that it would require destroying other areas not mentioned in the NYTimes article. Some have wondered if certain politicians are in the pockets of certain other landowners and developers who want this private initiative blocked.
As one friend from Windsor wrote,
Wow, everything is wrong with this article. A scary example of abuse of power and government cronyism abetted by bad, linked-in media. The Times needs to do better.
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