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Speech: Ottawa's Economic Outlook

(CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY) Thank you for joining us this morning. I always enjoy the opportunity to speak directly to the women and men who are helping drive Ottawa’s economy. And this week is a particularly special one because… On Sunday I returned with a 40 person delegation after a successful 8 day visit to Beijing…
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Happy International Women’s Day 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014 is International Women’s Day. This is an occasion to pay tribute to women everywhere who have made a difference in the lives of others. It is a day to celebrate the women who have led – and continue to lead – the way forward towards a more just and equal society.…
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Mayor’s 2014 Budget Address

[CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] Introduction Good morning colleagues. Today I have the pleasure to Table the 2014 Draft Budget for the City of Ottawa. As in preceding years, I want to thank each and every one around this Council Table. Thank you for your input into this document which you all provide year round. Thank you…
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Mayor’s Remarks: Stage 2

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you all for coming. I’ve invited you here today to talk about how our city will grow and the fundamental tool that public transit offers us for intelligent planning. And how – if we are smart – we can use our public transit investments to make sure our transportation system will…
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Budget 2014 overview

Taxes – At the beginning of its term, Council passed a fiscal framework that would limit tax increases to no more than 2.5% annually. It has done better than this target for three consecutive budgets. – In the 2014 Budget, Council is aiming to do even better, with a tax increase of no more than…
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Letter to Environment Minister James Bradley – Sept. 6, 2013

September 6, 2013   The Honourable James Bradley Minister of the Environment Ferguson Block 11th Floor 77 Wellesley St W Toronto ON M7A2T5   Dear Minister, I am sure that you would be aware of the importance of the West Carleton Landfill issue to residents of the City of Ottawa and to our City Council.…
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Blog: Progress at the new Lansdowne

After decades of indecision and conflict, one thing residents keep telling me is that it is great to finally see Lansdowne moving forward! If you look at the site, you see several cranes up and hundreds of construction workers hard at work. I check in on the project about once a week, whether it is…
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