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Month: November 2016

Responses to the Mayor’s Questionnaire for Ottawa-Vanier Candidates 2016

Responses to the Mayor’s Questionnaire for Ottawa-Vanier Candidates have been organized alphabetically by each candidate’s last name who has responded. 1. The city is embarking on an ambitious Light Rail Transit project, including Stage 2 that sends light rail further East, West and South. If elected, will you and your party support Stage 2? New Democratic Party of Ontario candidate Claude Bisson Yes Comments: My party and I believe that we should focus our efforts…
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A national celebration in the making: Canadian history, culture and treasures on exhibit to the world in 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome the family of national cultural institutions in the capital region as programming partners for Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. From cultural and social programming, to providing venue space, the following federal partners are supporting one or more Ottawa 2017 initiatives. Some examples are: Canada Agricultural Museum Assisting in the development of Agri 150 events Canada Aviation and…
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Mayor Watson announces 2016 Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 15 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2016 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s Order of Ottawa ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 17. “The Order of Ottawa honours remarkable residents for their service in both professional and civic-oriented endeavours,” said Mayor Watson. “It is a privilege to…
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Gina LaPointe, CD receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

November 9th, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson, Orléans Ward Councillor Bob Monette and Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Gina LaPointe at today’s City Council meeting. Gina LaPointe is the President of the Orléans Community Garden which currently hosts 70 plots for gardeners from the community. Since retiring as a military police officer in 2006, Gina has donated much of her time to the community garden and was elected President…
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Budget 2017 Speech

Budget 2017- An affordable and caring City   Last June, Council directed that I work with our new City Manager, Steve Kanellakos, to deliver a budget that keeps the City on a path of fiscal prudence. I am pleased to report that we are bringing forward a balanced budget for  2017  – while also setting the table for a balanced budget in 2018. We have listened to residents through the budget consultation process and we…
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