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At the Ecology Ottawa debate on the Environment of September 24, candidate mayor Jim Watson, in response to a question from the Greenspace Alliance, committed... more
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
city planning
Development
Site Alteration By-law
tree massacre
Environment
Ottawa City Council
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Ottawa has a serious debt problem that has gotten measurably worse in the last 4 years.  Our City debt was $700M when Mayor Watson started his 4 year term and... more
2014 Municipal election
City debt
Mike Maguire
Jim Watson
City of Ottawa
Municipal taxes
Property Taxes
taxes
Ottawa
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
The destruction of a valuable wood lot by developers in Kanata is devastating.  Not only is it a significant loss to the community as a potential place for... more
tree clearing
Kanata
City of Ottawa policy
Metcalfe Realty
City of Ottawa
Wildlife policy
City of Ottawa Wildlife policy
nesting birds
Site Alteration By-law
Ottawa
The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Special Issue on Democracy, Volume 19, Issue 1, Discussion Paper #11, "Proportional Representation: Redeeming the... more
 
May 7, 2014
proportional representation
Fair Vote Canada
democracy
grassroots organization
electoral reform
Dear editor, On January 29, I announced that I am running for Ottawa city council in Somerset ward.  Many have asked, “In the face of tough competition, why... more
Somerset ward
Jeff Morrison
2014 Municipal election
City of Ottawa
City of Ottawa policy
Policy
Ottawa
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
Note that our mayor will run again. After all, he's brought such light and delights to our city. Look again. Another sinkhole. Just last week I cheerfully... more
2014 Municipal election
Parks & Rec
Fitness programs
Jack Purcell Centre
Jack Purcell's aquafitness program
chronic pain
aquatherapy
fitness
low impact
Budget cuts
Jim Watson
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
2014 Ottawa Municipal Election
Even at my age, I simply had to do something about this undemocratic government that rides roughshod over us Canadians, with 39% of the popular vote. So I... more
Fair Elections Act
democracy
Stehphen Harper
Pierre Poilievre
constituents
governance
Transparency
Canada
Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar suggests providing an income guarantee for all Canadians will break the bank (‘Basic annual income’ loaded with pitfalls, Feb... more
basic income
taxation
Poverty
Big Push Campaign
Canada
Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels famously criticized English leaders for telling big lies and sticking to them, describing the “Big Lie” tactic used by the... more
Elections Act
democracy
George Orwell
Totalitarianism
Nazi
propaganda
Bill C-23
false majority
Conservative Party
electoral reform
Elections Canada
Stephen Harper
Pierre Poilievre
voter turnout
Erich Jacoby-Hawkins
Canada
Unpublished Ottawa's latest newsletter is out! Check it out at: http://bit.ly/1g4jSKB If you didn't receive our newsletter and would like to keep abreast of... more
Senate reform
electoral reform
Current Affairs
Public Affairs
Jim Watson
NCC
OrgaWorld
Open Media
James O'Grady
OREC
Waste management
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
I thought people might appreciate finding out what is happening at Queen's Park, and what I am up to in the riding. So, I present to you my first audio blog... more
Select Committee on Developmental Services
Now You Know Jack podcast
Jack MacLaren
Ontario Government
Carleton Mississippi Mills
PC Party of Ontario
Ontario
In an earlier post I listed ways to watch for bias or misinformation in opinion articles. This week I discuss a more subtle bias that shows itself, not in a... more
Media bias
media
Journalism
Politics
Current Affairs
Public Affairs
Political ideology
Political parties
Dalton McGuinty
Kathleen Wynne
Stephen Harper
Canada
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth... more
Common Sense
Obituary
behaviour
manners
greed
selfishness
In the Information Age, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from misinformation and find reliable sources. This week, some tips on reading... more
Journalism
Journalistic bias
Bias in reporting
Erich Jacoby-Hawkins
Current Affairs
News
media
columnists
Canada
I thought I'd share these pair of Letters to the Editor from the 28 January Globe and Mail in repsonse to the paper's editorial "The Best Teachers Should be... more
Merit pay
Evaluating teachers
Education
Teachers
teaching
Ontario
Canada

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