Further to James' article, it appears crystal clear that the city is not at all interested in fostering good relations with the NCC given its stance on the NCC Interprovincial Transit Study as well as the NCC Interprovincial Crossing Study, both studies in which city staff fully and actively participated.
In both cases, the city said NO to the NCC's fidings and recommendations based on expert technical studies and very inclusive public and agency consultations to which the NCC paid much attention.
So now the city has its knickers in a knot for failing to understand that it must respect the NCC's stance on protecting a mandate given to it by the people of Canada. Such behaviour may be acceptable for a 2-year old having a tantrum but it is not acceptable behaviour for a lower level of government towards its senior.
And, let the city reflect on its own less than stellar behaviour regarding study recommdendations arising out of an open and transparent NCC study process when the city dismissed the above mentioned NCC interprovincial studies out of hand.