News Releases

Ottawa has been blessed to have Max Keeping as an important part of its local family for as long as anyone can remember. As a journalist, he was a part of our dinner hour every night as he shared important stories of our city and our world. As a community leader, he worked tirelessly to raise funds to help children get healthy, stay positive, and reach their full potential.
September 9, 2015 – Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Stuart Holmes at today’s City Council meeting, recognizing 40 years of leadership and volunteer work improving the quality of life of residents of Osgoode and the surrounding area.
On September 8, 2015, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson sent a questionnaire to the leaders of Canada’s four main political parties to seek information on their party’s position on issues of great interest to the City of Ottawa, its residents and businesses.The parties have until September 30, 2015, to submit their answers after which they will be posted online here.QUESTIONNAIRE
Canada’s big city mayors are mobilizing support to address the current humanitarian crisis facing Syria, says the Chair of Canada’s Big City Mayors Caucus, and Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson.  “Cities play a critical role in refugee settlement and collectively, all governments must work together to take action,” says Mayor Robertson. “In the face of the current humanitarian crisis in Syria, Canadian cities are ready to address this crisis.”
August 26, 2015 – Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Marie McIntosh, recognizing more than 15 years of volunteer work improving the quality of life of seniors living at Clementine Towers, advocating for seniors residing in Ottawa Community Housing (OCH), and helping to raise funds for disaster relief around the world.
OTTAWA – At a joint press conference today, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin outlined a three-point strategy to ensure local issues receive federal attention in the upcoming election.“You cannot have a strong Canada without a strong capital,” said Mayor Watson. “The future prosperity of Ottawa and Gatineau depends on a federal government that is an active, constructive partner on the issues that matter most to local residents.”