November 26, 2018
Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said it’s “very disappointing” that a plan to redevelop Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats has fallen apart, but he doesn’t intend to get directly involved.
At a National Capital Commission’s board meeting Thursday, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and his partner in the project, Trinity Development Group Inc., were given a January deadline to work out issues between them.
The next day, Melnyk’s company, Capital Sports Management Inc., filed a $700-million lawsuit against his partners in the project, effectively ending any hope of reconciliation.
Rodriguez said Monday he was disheartened to see the project stall.
“It is very disappointing, and I understand the frustration of the people from Ottawa and Gatineau,” he said in the House of Commons foyer.