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Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Citizens for Safe Cycling (CfSC) today in recognition of the volunteer organization’s outstanding contributions to public safety over the past 30 years. CfSC president Mr. Hans Moor accepted the honour on behalf of the organization.
May 13, 2014  Hon. Kathleen WynneLeader of the Ontario Liberal Party10 St. Mary StreetSuite 210Toronto, ON M4Y [email protected] Mr.
Ottawa – OttYouth, a new web portal on ottawa.ca designed for youth, by youth, was unveiled today by Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, and Councillor Mathieu Fleury, who is honourary co-chair of the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee. “The OttYouth portal is an example of how much we value the contributions of youth by responding directly to their needs,” said Mayor Watson.
Ottawa - The City of Ottawa’s Triple-A credit rating has been reaffirmed by international credit agency Moody’s Investors Service. This is the highest rating possible and reflects strong fiscal outcomes, a manageable debt burden, strong liquidity and a stable economic base.
Ottawa – City employees were applauded by City Council today after raising $519,007 for the United Way/Centraide of Ottawa through the 2013 Employee Campaign. The money was raised through pledge form donations, as well as a number of employee-led initiatives and special events. “This campaign shows us, every year, how much good can happen when the City, businesses and residents work together toward a common goal,” said Mayor Jim Watson.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Diane Holmes, Chair of the Ottawa Board of Health, and Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health, joined with smoke-free community partners to celebrate a 23 per cent reduction in the number of smokers in Ottawa, which equates to 20,000 fewer people who smoke.According to new data from Ottawa Public Health (OPH), the rate of current smokers in the Ottawa population dropped to 11 per cent in 2012 after remaining relatively unchanged at 15 per cent from 2005 to 2011.
***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** I want to thank the Economic Club of Canada for the invitation. About two years ago, the City of Ottawa sought to get ahead of the curve in preparation for Canada’s 150th birthday. As a first step, we assembled a 2017 Task Force… …a group of Ottawa’s best business and community leaders, who would work together and develop a strategy for success. 

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