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When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fellow Gulf states raced to shelter thousands of displaced Kuwaitis. Fast-forward 25 years, and the homeless from Syria's... more
Elections 2015
Syria
Refugees
Arab states
Turkey
Lebanon
Qatar
Kuwait
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
immigration
European Union
In politics, voters prefer truth to fiction. Since an informed electorate is something we should all aspire to, I want to take a moment to rectify a recurring... more
Elections 2015
Political Attack ads
Stephen Harper
Justin Trudeau
Conservative Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
elxn42
elxn2015
Politics
Canadian politics
The three big party riding associations in Nepean are in disarray. They have made critical mistakes in their candidate selection and over the next three months... more
Elections 2015
Nepean
Green Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
NDP
cdnpoli
When I was a small boy, the terms “politically correct” and its negative “politically incorrect” did not exist.  Indeed, insults were frequently a part of... more
politically correct
politically incorrect
manners
free speech
hate speech
University
The Economist
Bill Mayer
California State Polytechnic University
Concordia University
Macleans Magazine
Yale University
New York Times
The Guardian
Muslim
Jewish
Over the centuries, Russia has attempted to control Ukraine as a fore-post or buffer against attacks of Scythians, Polovtsev, Tatars, Mongols, Ottomans,... more
Crimea
Russia
Ukraine
Europe
NATO
Vladamir Putin
Germany
Hitler
Stalin
Tatars
Khrushchev
Black Sea
Belarus
Politics
war
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
LRT Phase 2
childcare
Seniors
Unitarian campus
Rochester Field
I recall a number of conversations in recent years between FCA members on what it would take to allow communities to fully engage in the process to which I'm... more
Developer Ambassadors
Planning
Jim Watson
Ottawa City Hall
Public consultation
community
community based planning
Ottawa
In response to Ottawa City Councillor Jan Harder's comments in the Ottawa Citizen about the Developer Ambassador initiative the Planning Department is touting... more
DeveloDeveloper Ambassadors
Development
Planning
City of Ottawa
Ottawa City Hall
Jan Harder
Lobbyist Registry
Ottawaper Ambassadors
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
As President of the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association, my initial reaction to Jan Harder’s “client relationship leaders” (CLR) project is that it puts... more
Official Plan
Planning
Ottawa City Council
Jan Harder
Development
Otawa City Hall
Ottawa
Community Associations
Developer Ambassadors
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;
I know that this is the Borowitz's style of satire coming through, but it is pointless to talk down to the "unconverted" humans on our planet, even in jest. I... more
Social Media
pundits
elitism
media
Letters to the Editor
cognitive science
global warming
climate change
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
  The Federal Government has decided that Canada needs a national bird.  As a way of celebrating our 150th anniversary as a country in 2017, the plan is to... more
There is a time and a place for humour. When the Prime Minister of Canada made a joke in response to Mr. Mulcair’s question about the legitimacy of Canada’s... more
Government
Stephen Harper
House of Commons

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