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Statement by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson following today’s tabling of the Province of Ontario’s 2019 Budget

ʺToday’s provincial budget outlines the Province’s commitment to reducing its deficit, while maintaining key provincial programs and services. The City of Ottawa is delighted that the Province announced on March 22 its commitment to provide $1.208 billion to build Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT – making it possible for the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history to proceed. Yesterday’s announcement by the Premier of a $28.5 billion expansion of the City of Toronto’s public transit[…]

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Sister Lorena Morris receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Sister Lorena Morris at City Council today, in recognition of her community service and for helping found the Caldwell Family Centre. Sister Lorena Morris moved to the Ottawa area in 1979 with Sisters Thelma Marion and Madeleine Rochon with the idea of providing assistance to those in need. Moving into the Caldwell neighbourhood, the sisters immediately began to help[…]

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Helping the City of Ottawa ease shelter pressures

The Government of Canada is continuing to work collaboratively with provincial, territorial and municipal partners to help alleviate the pressures they are facing with respect to providing temporary housing to asylum seekers. The Government of Canada will provide the City of Ottawa with $7 million to address costs to date with the acute temporary housing shortages affecting many people, including asylum claimants. Access to shelters is an important support for vulnerable families, seniors, women and[…]

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