Do you have a political junkie on your Christmas list? There is a new book available about Ottawa municipal politics: Blight by Marc Aubin. The historic novel follows the sad story of residents affected by an urban renewal scheme in the 1960s in Lowertown, Ottawa. It also jumps to the early 2000s when the same community was fighting for more recent urban issues in the post-amalgamation years.
Marc Aubin is a fifth generation Ottawa resident and the former president of the Lowertown Community Association. Over the past two decades he has accumulated stories about Ottawa’s struggles and identity. Blight would make a great gift for anyone with an interest in Ottawa.