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Year: 2016

State of the City Speech – 2016

State of the City 2016 A Year of Collaboration Good morning and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a healthy and restful Christmas and holiday season. I also want to welcome those in the audience for joining us this morning. Colleagues… As I said in last year’s State of the City speech, 2015 was a Year of Momentum. And 2016 will be a Year of Collaboration – working together for an even better city.…
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Ottawa set to thrill in 2017 with Red Bull Crashed Ice

  Ottawa 2017 and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, announced today that Red Bull Crashed Ice will make its Ottawa debut when the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship crashes and glides its way into the capital in 2017. Red Bull Crashed Ice events take place at unusual locations with stunning backdrops. The final showdown event in March 2017 will take place next to the Château Laurier and Major’s Hill Park…
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Budget 2016

2016 promises to be a big year in our city and before embarking on a year of important work to build a better Ottawa, I wanted to take a look back on the year we have just left behind. October of 2015 brought with it Council’s one year anniversary since our election as well as the 5 year anniversary since my election as Mayor in 2010. Your continued support remains an honour which I never…
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Ottawa River Action Plan

Throughout my travels around our city, I have the opportunity to meet many people; some of them call our city home while others are visiting from abroad. One of my favorite questions to ask them is what is their favorite attraction in Ottawa? The answers I hear most: Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, and the Byward Market, all share the commonality of being close to the Ottawa River. Whether called The Ottawa River, Rivière des…
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