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Month: January 2017

Big-city mayors reach out to newcomers and refugees

The 22 members of FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus issued the following joint statement reaffirming their commitment to welcoming refugees and other newcomers to their communities. The strength of Canada’s cities lies in the diversity of our residents. Those residents come from every part of the globe, seeking a decent quality of life, and sometimes safe harbour. As mayors, we understand that newcomers strengthen our economies with vital skills and capacity for innovation, and they…
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Mayor Watson’s statement on the shooting in Sainte-Foy

I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the families and individuals affected by the horrific tragedy that took place on January 29 in Sainte-Foy, Québec. This senseless act of violence has no place in our society. Our country is a diverse, inclusive and welcoming nation for people of all faiths and nationalities. We must therefore stand united with our Muslim and faith based communities during this difficult time. An online Book of Condolences…
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Message from Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau

Community Leaders/Colleagues/Friends; We have had a chance to speak with some of you over the last 24 hours following the terrible tragedy in Ste-Foy, Québec. I want you to know that we are also aware of the impact this attack has had on all of our communities locally. The members of the Ottawa Police Service are committed to your safety and security and we have increased our vigilance and presence at local religious institutions. We…
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Get ready Ottawa – company’s coming!

Help roll out the red carpet with Ottawa Host 150 Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to launch Ottawa Host 150. The free online training tool, developed in collaboration with the hospitality programs from La Cité and Algonquin College, will help ready tourism industry staff, volunteers and residents to welcome the millions of visitors expected in the capital for Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. The…
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John Brummell receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Stittsville Ward Councillor Shad Qadri and Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to John Brummell today’s City Council meeting.   John Brummell has been an outstanding resident of the Stittsville community for over 30 years. His journalistic integrity, unwavering initiative and joyful spirit as a reporter and photographer with the Stittsville News has heightened interest in local news stories and made them more meaningful to…
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