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OC Transpo refuses political station ads

Posted on March 16, 2005

Amid controversy, OC Transpo in Ottawa, Ontario, has refused to run a political advertisement on its transit shelters.

The ad, centered on Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, was commissioned by a local union, which says the city's decision not to run the ad is a violation of its democratic right to freedom of speech.

Although the ad has been banned from bus shelters, commuters will be able to catch a glimpse of it on five billboards around the city.

Should transit agencies allow political advertisements? Register your opinion on our web poll at www.metro-magazine.com.

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