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Like most people, I’m not the happiest person when I write out that annual cheque to pay for my municipal taxes. I know that my tax money is paying to keep the... more
Municipal taxes
emergency services
City of Ottawa
Ottawa River
New Year's Eve
Ottawa
This is the time of the year for giving. Unfortunately, a growing number of Canadians have little to share. In ever greater numbers workers are becoming... more
Jobs
Technology
unemployment
Santa Claus
Grinch
youth
Police Inspector Hartley (Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 17/14) is bang-on when he says "Solving youth gang crime a community responsibility, not just a police matter",... more
Bay Ward
Michele Heights
crime
Community Housing
Drugs
violence
Ottawa Shooting
community issues
Ottawa
As we know, most people are indifferent to elections, and surprisingly for municipal ones (which directly affect us the most), even more so. However, in Ottawa... more
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
Jeff Leiper
Kitchissippi
Kitchissippi Ward
Ottawa City Council
voting
Election 2015
community
Ottawa
Canada
Several years ago I helped to launch a new business that we envisioned would enable developing nations around the world to power themselves, to in effect power... more
solar
Energy
benefit
foreign
power
decision
leadership
renewable
sustainable
farms
arrays
Carbon
green
planet
No, he's not Tim. Alex Cullen is saying that businesses and members of a family owned business should not have undue influence over an election that is about... more
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
Campaign donations
campaign financing
Ottawa City Council
Jim Watson
Alex Cullen
James OGrady
2010 Ottawa Municipal Election
media endorsements
developers
Development
urban planning
Ottawa City Hall
Ottawa
The teachers'strike in BC is getting out of hand. The government is playing deaf and does not care about what is happening to our children. This government... more
BC Teachers
Teachers' strike
Christy Clark
Education
Teachers
British Columbia
  I am fighting a losing battle.  The trouble is, kids aren’t taught Latin in school anymore.  So they don’t know that for the most common gender-neutral Latin... more
English language
Latin in English
teaching English
Latin
languages
Canada
Perhaps expectations of Jason Spezza were too high coming out of Junior? The scouts don't get it right all the time. Does the name Alexandre Daigle ring a bell... more
Jason Spezza
Ottawa Senators
Sens Nation
NHL
NHL players
Eugene Melnyk
Bryan Murray
So, my local MPP Lisa Macleod is going on and on about illegal signs. Meanwhile she has illegally placed signs all over the place. The by-law is clear you... more
2014 Ontario Election
Lisa Macleod
Election Signs
Donna Blackburn
Ontario PCs
Ontario Liberal Party
elections
Ontario
Nepean-Carleton
Ottawa
Another great game by the Habs...wow...Ever think they would have out shot and out hit and out played the Bruins in a playoff game this year? Long, long way... more
Bruins - Habs playoff series
NHL Playoffs
PK Subban
Dougie Hamilton
Carrey Price
Tuuka Rask
Montreal
Boston
NHL
Stanley Cup
Its very sad to hear that the Monarch butterfly population has declined again this year after a harsh winter. Its a problem we need to try to fix. I like the... more
Monarch Butterflies
polution
Environment
nature
pesticides
North-America
Ontario
Canada
Have you followed the debate in the TED Ideas Lab "Mayors get things done. Should they run the world?" Benjamin Barber argues in his new book "If Mayors Ruled... more
Municipal government
Mayors
urban planning
Innovation
governance
World
Ted Talks
Globe and Mail
A win for the ages by the ladies today. A truly Canadian masterpiece that ranks as one of thee absolute best pieces of hockey drama. The MVP was the Canadian... more
Danadian Womens Hockey Team
Womens Olympic gold medal game
Liam Maguire
Olympics
Socki 2014
Gold medal
Hockey
Canada
OC Transpo donations for me? No, that’s just not in the cards. Here’s my take on the Mayor’s Christmas party: Neat idea but $60K seems extravagant. It’s not... more
Jim Watson
Ottawa Food Bank
governance
City of Ottawa policy

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