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Mayor’s Remarks: Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa 25th Anniversary AGM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It’s my pleasure to be here today at the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa annual general meeting to talk directly with individuals who are actively taking an interest in civic affairs. I would like to thank Graeme Roderick, President of the FCA, for having me. And I want to take a moment to offer you all a very special congratulations on this your 25th Anniversary AGM. Twenty-five years of…
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City of Ottawa salutes service personnel during National Veterans’ Week

Ottawa – National Veterans’ Week, November 5 to 11, affords Ottawa residents the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by local war veterans, while at the same time honouring the sacrifice of those who went to war and did not return. “Ottawa is home to many veterans who have served their country with valour and distinction around the world,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Our men and women in uniform have accomplished impossible feats of courage and sacrifice…
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3rd Annual Meeting of the Alliance to End Homelessness: Address by Mayor Jim Watson

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** It’s a pleasure to be here with you this morning I see a lot of familiar faces and good friends, many of whom I have had the chance to work with over the years. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today about one of the challenges our City faces that is closest to my heart. I’ve been involved in tackling the complex and difficult problem of homelessness throughout…
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City tables draft 2011 Budget under 2.5%

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Kent Kirkpatrick, City Manager, today presented a draft budget that proposes a tax increase of 2.45%, slightly below the 2.5% maximum total tax increase directed by the newly elected Council on December 15, 2010. Draft Budget 2011 recommends a tax increase of 2.45% for urban home owners and commercial properties and 2.4% in rural areas. The average urban home will see an increase of only $75 this year for City…
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