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Year: 2012

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mrs. Kathy Yach and Mr. Hi Carswell

Mayor Jim Watson and College Ward Councillor Rick Chiarelli today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mrs. Kathy Yach and Mr. Hi Carswell for their extensive volunteer work, community service, and their many contributions to the Copeland Park Community. Kathy and Hi have worked closely together as President and Vice-president of the Copeland Park…
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Accessibility Day

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am very pleased to be here this morning to welcome you to this special event and officially proclaim today AccessAbility Day here in the City of Ottawa. I want to recognize my Council colleagues and senior staff who are with us today: ·      Councillor Quadri; ·      Councillor El-Chantiry; ·     …
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Budget 2013 approved with the lowest tax change in six years

Ottawa – City Council has approved a budget for 2013 that delivers the lowest tax change in six years – 2.09 per cent – while at the same time continuing to invest in the municipal services and infrastructure that matter most to residents. “This budget addresses the needs of residents and businesses by investing in…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Frank Licari

Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor Maria McRae today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Frank Licari for his many years of volunteering with a variety of organizations and for his exceptional service to the Ridgemont Community and the citizens of Ottawa. Frank is recognized for his 30-year commitment to the Ridgemont Community…
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Speech – Summit of the États Généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa

SPEECH Summit of the États Généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa November 18, 2012 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ************ Hello everyone. It is my pleasure to be here with you today on behalf of the City of Ottawa and my City Council colleagues. I would like to welcome: – The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur – The city councillors…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Margaret (Peggy) Lister

Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau Rockcliffe Ward Councillor Peter Clark today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Margaret (Peggy) Lister for her outstanding community service as President of Cornerstone Housing for Women, an important community organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women in Ottawa. Peggy has worked to make Ottawa a better…
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Mayor's Address- Building Confidence: Our City, Our Economy, Our Future

Check against delivery *** It is my pleasure to join you today to speak about the progress we are making in our nation’s capital. No matter what city you live in, it is always very fascinating to look at photos of your city from 20, 30, 40 years ago. It’s remarkable how quickly things can…
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Budget 2013 continues progress, delivers lowest percentage change in six years

Ottawa – Today City Council tabled Budget 2013, which controls costs, finds efficiencies, and makes important investments in infrastructure and services. Budget 2013 proposes a 2.09 per cent tax rate, which is the lowest in six years, and well below the 2.5 per cent cap committed to by City Council. “Budget 2013 reflects the priorities of…
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Mayor’s 2013 Budget Address

[CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY]   Introduction   Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of our election in 2010.   Today, as we table our third budget, I want to start by thanking you for the incredible effort that each of you contributes to making Ottawa a great place to live, work and raise a family.   Your…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Chris Henderson

Mayor Jim Watson, with Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Chris Henderson for his community service and outstanding contributions to environmental sustainability. Mr. Henderson is recognized for his inspirational leadership on a number of significant initiatives including his work as the Co-convenor of the celebrated 3i Summit on…
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