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Andy Haydon's VIP parking

A few years ago we did this cheeky story about Andy Haydon's trick for getting free parking at Ottawa City Hall. The former regional chair was leaving his silver VW Cabrio in the media lot at 111 Lisgar, and placing an official-looking "CBC Newsworld" sign on the dash to avoid both a ticket, and the $12 fee to park underground with everyone else.

Haydon's been popping up at City Hall again lately, including at today's Finance and Economic Development Committee meeting, where councillors were briefed on the LRT project. So where's Haydon parking now? Same place. Different sign.


Well he is passionate about maintaining the Transitway. And as I concluded back in 2007, when half of City Hall is named after you, I guess you can park anywhere you want.


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