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Month: November 2011

Council approves lowest tax rate in five years

Ottawa – City Council today approved the budget for 2012 with the lowest tax increase in five years – 2.39 per cent – in keeping with the guidelines set by Council last year. Budget 2012 will allow the City to proceed with much needed city-building infrastructure projects. Ottawa on the Move will see roadwork and bridge repair, sidewalk upgrades, sewer and culvert improvements and cycling infrastructure investment across the length and breadth of Ottawa. The…
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James Bartleman naming proposed for new Archives and Library Materials Centre

Ottawa – The Commemorative Naming Committee is recommending that the new City of Ottawa Archives and Library building be named the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre honouring Ontario’s first aboriginal Lieutenant-Governor, noted author and lifelong public servant, James K. Bartleman. “I believe that naming our wonderful new building in honour of James Bartleman is a fitting tribute to an exemplary Canadian who spent much of his life in our city,” said Mayor Jim…
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Speech to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Annual Conference

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I would like to welcome all of the delegates from across Canada to Ottawa and thank David Goldstein and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. As Canada’s only national organization representing the full cross-section of the country’s $74 billion tourism industry, your work on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses promotes positive measures that help the industry grow and prosper. As former President and CEO of the…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – John Higgins

Mayor Jim Watson, with Somerset Ward Councillor Diane Holmes, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to John Higgins for his outstanding volunteer work and contributions to the community. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Higgins has been an active member of the Elgin Street Public School. Parent Council as Treasurer, Council Co-Chair and is currently Fundraising Chair. He is Assistant Coach of the girl’s soccer team and also the Elgin Street P.S. Accommodation Review…
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Ecology Ottawa Annual Dinner: Address by Mayor Jim Watson

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Thank you for this opportunity to speak to you this evening. It’s my pleasure to be here today to talk directly with people who are volunteering their time to make Ottawa a cleaner, greener and better place to live. Over the next few weeks we will continue to hear from the public and council deliberate the budget on November 30. Ecology Ottawa put forward a thoughtful and comprehensive pre-budget submission –…
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