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Category: Budget

Statement by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson following today’s tabling of the Province of Ontario’s 2019 Budget

ʺToday’s provincial budget outlines the Province’s commitment to reducing its deficit, while maintaining key provincial programs and services. The City of Ottawa is delighted that the Province announced on March 22 its commitment to provide $1.208 billion to build Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT – making it possible for the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history to proceed. Yesterday’s announcement by the Premier of a $28.5 billion expansion of the City of Toronto’s public transit…
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Council approves Budget 2019 and Stage 2 light-rail transit

Ottawa –  Council today approved the budget for 2019 and Stage 2 light-rail transit, allowing construction of the City’s O-Train network expansion to begin this year. The approved Budget 2019 makes investments to build more affordable housing, close Ottawa’s infrastructure gap, expand public transit service and enhance the safety of Ottawa’s communities. “Council has approved a financial plan for this year that is prudent and affordable, and will make needed investments to close the City’s…
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Budget 2019 builds a city with more affordable housing, better roads and sidewalks, expanded transit and safer communities

Ottawa – Draft Budget 2019, tabled today at City Council, is a prudent financial plan that ramps up investments to build more affordable housing, close Ottawa’s infrastructure gap, expand public transit service and enhance the safety of Ottawa’s communities. In 2019, the City is looking to invest $15 million to build more affordable housing for residents. This funding will allow the City to start construction on about 125 new affordable housing units this year. Should…
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City Council approves Budget 2018, keeping its 2% tax cap commitment to Ottawa residents

Today, City Council approved a balanced, affordable and progressive Budget 2018. The City’s 2018 operating budget will be $3.4 billion and the capital budget $729 million. I am proud that for the fifth year in a row, we have honoured our commitment to residents and kept the tax increase at two per cent or less, while also continuing to build a prosperous city that is safe, secure and environmentally sustainable. Council received an update from…
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Mayor’s Budget 2018 Remarks

Balanced, Affordable and Progressive: Budget 2018  Check against delivery  Every fall I look forward to the opportunity to speak to Council and the public regarding their vision for Ottawa’s future and to listen to where residents would like Council to focus our resources. Over the last few months, Council has worked with the City Treasurer and the City Manager to deliver a budget that keeps us on a balanced path of fiscal responsibility. I am…
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