According to a report from CTV News Ottawa, the Ottawa will "begin using electric lawn and yard equipment this summer as governments and agencies look to put gas-powered garden tools into the shed for good."

The motion to phase out gas-powered OPE was introduced back in November 2021 according to the report.

The report quoted staff at the city's public works department as saying, "Phase-out activities can begin quickly. Starting with Summer 2022 operations, Parks and Forestry and Roads and Parking Services will pilot the use of electric equipment and begin testing for suitability." It was reported the city is also working to request contractors use electric equipment in their bids for this summer.

The report also states the National Capital Commission, "the main federal urban planner in Canada’s Capital Region" according to its website, has also announced it will ban the use of "leaf blowers, line trimmers, hedge trimmers and small chainsaws on NCC lands starting on April 1, 2023." NCC lands include "the cities of Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec, as well as parts of their surrounding municipalities," according to The Canadian Encyclopedia.