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Category: Speeches

Mayor Jim Watson’s 2018 State of the City Address

State of the City Address Mayor Jim Watson Wednesday, January 31 The beginning of a New Year always brings with it the opportunity to look back and acknowledge what we have accomplished as a City and as a Council. It’s an exercise I enjoy going through, because it reminds us of the memorable events that have helped define our city in the last year, and gives us an opportunity to remember how our community came…
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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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State of the City 2017 speech

2017 State of the City A Year of Celebration for Ottawa Note: Please check against delivery Good morning and Happy New Year. Bonjour et bonne année à tous. I am honoured to deliver my sixth State of the City address. Today I want to reflect on the progress we have made together over the last year. My 2016 State of the City address focused on collaboration. Last year was an important year in the City…
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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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2015 Budget Speech

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning. It is my pleasure to provide some remarks as we table our first budget of the term. To begin, I would like to thank Members of Council again for their insight and input into the budget process. I appreciate you passing along your ward’s priorities on behalf of local families and businesses. Few people know our communities’ needs better than our City Councillors, which is why your involvement is…
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