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Month: April 2014

Speech: The Council on Aging of Ottawa – Annual Spring Luncheon

Thank you, Nicole. Good afternoon everyone. On behalf of the City of Ottawa and my colleagues on City Council, it is my pleasure to join you today for the Council on Aging of Ottawa’s annual spring luncheon. I extend my thanks to Cal Martell, President of the Council on Aging of Ottawa, for having me here today. Also recognize: – Councillor Mark Taylor; – Councillor Rick Chiarelli; – Councillor David Chernushenko. Canadians have known for…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mrs. Shelby Hayter

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Jan Harder presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mrs. Shelby Hayter today for her outstanding contributions to public health as a spokesperson, fundraiser and program founder for the Parkinson’s Society of Ottawa. A lifelong natural athlete, she was training for the Boston Marathon in early 2005 when she was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. She was 40 and the mother of three children ages 11, 8 and 6.…
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City of Ottawa maintains Triple-A credit rating

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Triple-A credit rating has been reaffirmed by international credit agency Moody’s Investors Service. This is the highest rating possible and reflects strong fiscal outcomes, a manageable debt burden, strong liquidity and a stable economic base. “This report once again affirms the City of Ottawa’s solid financial position and management practices,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “We have found the right balance as a municipality, and have done so while investing…
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Speech: 1,000 Days to 2017

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***   I want to thank the Economic Club of Canada for the invitation.   About two years ago, the City of Ottawa sought to get ahead of the curve in preparation for Canada’s 150th birthday.   As a first step, we assembled a 2017 Task Force…   …a group of Ottawa’s best business and community leaders, who would work together and develop a strategy for success.   I want to recognize the…
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