The deer that recently crashed through the front window of a Kanata residence shows how badly this city needs a wildlife construction protocol. As one passerby... more
Wildlife
City of Ottawa Wildlife policy
living with wildlife
City of Ottawa
Wildlife Construction Protocol
Development
Planning
Kanata
Ottawa
Over the centuries, Russia has attempted to control Ukraine as a fore-post or buffer against attacks of Scythians, Polovtsev, Tatars, Mongols, Ottomans,... more
 
Letter type:
July 2, 2015
Crimea
Russia
Ukraine
Europe
NATO
Vladamir Putin
Germany
Hitler
Stalin
Tatars
Khrushchev
Black Sea
Belarus
Politics
war
"Here we go again," I thought, as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) cameraman knocked on the door. It was the last day of April and the first day of... more
Wildlife
Bears
Ontario
CBC
Bear Hunting
Bear hunting in Ontario
Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Northern Ontario
natural resources
bear cubs
Education
American hunters
European hunters
science
Elliot Lake
Last week former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was sentenced to one month in jail for his part in over spending in the 2008 election.  The judge thought that... more
Media Consortium
Media bias
Media in Canada
copyright
CBC
2015 Federal Election
media
Communications
Canada
New Carp Road Landfill Open letter to Ottawa Mayor and City Council June 17, 2015 The private landfill on Carp Road owned and operated by Waste Management of... more
Carp dump
Carp mountain
Waste management
landfill odours
new landfill
Sittsville
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Dear Mayor Watson and City Councillors: Please find attached our FCA Infill 2  Presentation "Neighbourhoods Matter" to Planning Committee from May 26. Our FCA... more
 
Letter type:
June 24, 2015
Dear Editor (Ottawa Citizen):      While in general this is an ambitious plan for expanding the LRT ("Full steam ahead for city LRT expansion plans", Ottawa... more
 
Letter type:
June 23, 2015
LRT Phase 2
childcare
Seniors
Unitarian campus
Rochester Field
On Sunday, July 5th, in Toronto, thousands will crowd the streets to carry the message to leaders meeting for the Climate Summit of the Americas from July 7-9... more
 
Letter type:
June 21, 2015
climate march
Climate Summit of the Americas
climate change
350 Ottawa
Environment protection
Last week I had a twitter conversation with Liberal MP Wayne Easter who sat in the parliamentary committee on the new anti-terror Bill C51.  Most Liberal MPs... more
Bill C51
Liberal Party
Anti-terrorism act
Anti-Terrorism
Politics
2015 Federal Election
Canada
Nepean, June 18—Following up on President James O’Grady’s presentation to the City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee on May 26th, the Trend-Arlington Community... more
Planning
Zoning
Sustainability
trees
urban forests
Intensification
City of Ottawa
Infill
community
Trend-Arlington
Nepean
Ottawa
To: Councillor Shad Qadri Cc: Councillor Wilkinson, Mayor Watson Re: Huntmar Bridge On behalf of the residents of the Fairwinds Community in your ward, we are... more
Kanata
Stittsville
huntmar
roads
pedestrians
pedestrian safety
Traffic Safety
Huntmar Bridge
Tanger Mall
Minto development
City of Ottawa
Shad Qadri
Dear Councillor Harder, I am writing to you today to follow up on my presentation to the Planning Committee on May 26th requesting an exemption from Infill 2... more
trees
Sustainability
Planning
Zoning
City of Ottawa
Jan Harder
Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale
Trend-Arlington
forests
Ottawa Forests
Ottawa

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Last week former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was sentenced to one month in jail for his part in over spending in the 2008 election.  The judge thought that... more
Media Consortium
Media bias
Media in Canada
copyright
CBC
2015 Federal Election
media
Communications
Canada
When many think of the environment and the industry which has the greatest negative environmental impact, they may think of our reliance on oil and how we must... more
Environment
Factory Farms
climate change
Animal Rights
Health
Public health
animals
cows
Cowspiracy
GHGs
Don’t be fooled by political discourse. The debates over the media consortium debates should be of utmost concern to Canadians of all political stripes, since... more
Media Consortium
Media bias
Consortium Debates
Election Debates
Liberal
NDP
Conservative
Green Party
C51
A long time ago, while working at Ontario Hydro, first as an expeditor and then a buyer in their Nuclear Generation Division, I experienced a rare glimpse into... more
nuclear power
Sustainability
people power
solar energy
storage
microgrid
future
Good Afternoon – I previously shared this statement regarding Councillor Blais’ Hydro Ottawa motion tabled at Ottawa City Council. The motion has now passed... more
Hydro One
Ottawa Hydro
Ottawa City Council
City of Ottawa
Ottawa City Hall
Hydro
Elecricity
Ottawa
Ontario
The announcement by the Ontario Government to permit municipal councils to consider instituting a ranked ballot system by the 2018 municipal elections gives... more
Municipal elections
Ottawa City Council
democratic reform
first past the post
campaign financing; transparency; voting; municipal election; fair elections; ottawa elections; campaign finance reform; social media; campaign rules;
Dear Mayor Watson, Ottawa City Councillors and City Planning Department, Our Federation of Citizens’ Association (FCA) members and Community Associations were... more
Developer Ambassadors
Planning
Jim Watson
Ottawa City Hall
FCA
Public consultation
community
community based planning
Ottawa
Nepean, June 18—Following up on President James O’Grady’s presentation to the City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee on May 26th, the Trend-Arlington Community... more
Planning
Zoning
Sustainability
trees
urban forests
Intensification
City of Ottawa
Infill
community
Trend-Arlington
Nepean
Ottawa
Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner speaks out against the Ontario government's proposed sale of important public assets, like Hydro One.
Hydro One
Ontario Liberal Party
Green Party of Ontario
Privatization
Energy
Electricity
Province of Ontario
Ontario
When does the dream end, and reality takes over? Like many people, I have enjoyed several attractions  and events that took place along Preston Street –... more
Preston Street
LIttle Italy
City Hall
City of Ottawa
Development
Condos
ethnicity
Italy
Italian
Intensification
community and neighbourhood
Culture
Ottawa
Lansdowne’s TD Sign: Failed City and Corporate Governance  The bad news is that OSEG is again illuminating the Lansdowne veil’s massive TD sign at night. The... more
TD Bank
Lansdowne
Ottawa
Sign
OSEG
New Carp Road Landfill Open letter to Ottawa Mayor and City Council June 17, 2015 The private landfill on Carp Road owned and operated by Waste Management of... more
Carp dump
Carp mountain
Waste management
landfill odours
new landfill
Sittsville
City of Ottawa
Ottawa

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Today’s the big day: we’re launching our positive, pro-privacy action plan, packed with ideas from thousands of Canadians about how to roll back Bill C-51, end... more
privacy
spying
surveillance
c-51
charter
We’ve just completed a major, in depth survey among 1,000 residents of Alberta.  The second tranche of results is described here, and more of the data will be... more
Abacus Data
Alberta provincial politics
NDP
Alberta Election 2015
change
Politics
Alberta
Canada
It's done! Conservative and Liberal MPs joined forces to pass Bill C-51, the so called anti-Terrorism Act. New Democrats worked hard to amend C-51, and... more
 
Letter type:
May 11, 2015
Bill C-51
NDP
Tom Mulcair
Stephen Harper
Conservative Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau
Liberal Party of Canada
spying
privacy
CSIS
Terrorism
Canadian government policy
Canada
Mr. Speaker, I want to begin, of course, by thanking all parties in this place and all members. If even one voice had said no, I would not have had this... more
Bill C-51
Green Party
Elizabeth May
Anti-Terrorism
Terrorism
Anti-terrorism act
privacy
Conservative Party of Canada
Stephen Harper
Canadian Government
Canada