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Month: November 2012

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; ·      Councillor Chernushenko; ·      Councillor Deans; and, ·      Councillor Wilkinson. Senior Staff include: ·      Kent Kirkpatrick ·      Nancy Schepers ·      Rick…
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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 areas that will enhance existing City services, while maintaining the City’s prudent approach to our long range finances,” said Mayor…
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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 Association in various capacities, culminating as president. He was honoured by the City of Ottawa in 2010 when Ridgemont Park…
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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 in attendance – The honorary co-chairs: – Michelle de Courville-Nicol – Mehdi Hamdad – Sommet des États généraux de la…
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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 place for more than 40 years and is known for her ability to bring people together to accomplish ambitious goals.…
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