Caroline Mulroney, the daughter of Brian Mulroney, told the Women in the World New York Summit that any inquest into the Ottawa LRT fiasco would be about an opportunity to learn, not settle political scores.
“I would hope that they would really look at the whole picture and spend as much time looking at what the issues were, [and] why they are not being fixed and why it took so long to get there,” said Mulroney, who was appointed to Canada’s senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this year.
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Winnie Ng, a columnist and commentator on culture and sexuality, asked Mulroney if the LRT fiasco could be a “lesson to us in terms of a national embarrassment in Canada.”
“This is a scandal on a scale that’s never been seen before,” Mulroney responded. “It should not be seen as a political problem. It should be seen as an opportunity to learn. And you know what? I don’t care if it’s ever resolved or something is reported in the paper or whatever it is … what I’m most hoping for is that we’ll learn a lot about the fact that it took so long, that no one was really looking at it with the kind of urgency that might have made a difference.”
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