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Month: April 2013

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mr. Gilles LeVasseur

Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Peter Hume, today honoured Mr. Gilles LeVasseur with the Mayor’s City Builder Award recognizing his many philanthropic contributions to the City of Ottawa including the work he has done for Ontario’s Francophone community through his writings and volunteer work. Gilles LeVasseur grew up in Ottawa’s Alta Vista area, a community with a significant number of Francophone residents. As a Francophone himself, he recognized the importance of defending,…
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Integrity Commissioner recommends Code of Conduct, Expense Policy for Council

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner, Mr. Robert Marleau, has presented his recommendations for the final major pieces of City Council’s Accountability Framework. The package includes a Code of Conduct for Members of Council, a Gifts Registry, a Council Expense Policy and Community, Fundraising and Special Events Policy. As part of the development of the draft Code of Conduct and companion policies, Mr. Marleau consulted with every Member of Council and with other integrity…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – local luminary sisters Gay (Grace) Cook and Grete (Marguerite) Hale

Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs today honoured local luminary sisters Gay (Grace) Cook and Grete (Marguerite) Hale with the Mayor’s City Builder Award for their endeavours in business, education, philanthropy and volunteerism, and for their many contributions to the City of Ottawa. Mrs. Cook is a culinary expert and “matriarch of the kitchen” who is well known for her work as a former food editor at the Ottawa Sun and as…
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