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Yasir Naqvi | May 17, 2017 | in Announcement
Ontario is taking action to overhaul the province's land use planning appeals system to give communities a stronger voice and ensure people have access to faster, fairer and more affordable hearings. In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which would, if passed, replace the Ontario... More
Only a few days into his new job as an executive at Canada’s energy regulator Sylvain Bédard asked for help. A list of six questions from National Observer had arrived in his email inbox.  Most of the questions were about botched security arrangements for a National Energy Board (NEB) pipeline hearing in Montreal.  One of the questions described a... More
Ed Hand | April 25, 2017 | in Op-Ed
Ending violence against women is one of the top three priorities of Ottawa Police Chief, Charles Bordeleau.   It's too bad some of those on the front lines, "didn't get the memo".  In a world where more than 70% of female victims don't report harassment or intimidation, you would think those on the front lines would be more in tune with the need... More
The head of Canada's financial intelligence agency has admitted it signed a deal that interfered with the government's legal obligations under federal freedom of information legislation. The director of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) made the admission on Tuesday as he elaborated on a confidential... More

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Open Letter to all Provincial and Territorial Premiers, First Nations Chiefs and Mayors of Canada, I imagine you would not like to have decisions you and your... more
Canada-China Investment Treaty
FIPPA
Oil
Oil sands
Bitumen
Pipelines
Energy
Environment
April 21: http://bulldogcanadian.com/conservative-attack-ad-gets-parody-video/ This is the type of humorous commercial the Liberals should have tried in the... more
Political Attack ads
Communications tactics
Justin Trudeau
Conservative Party of Canada
Stephen Harper
Canada
Eledtions
The Ottawa Sun's Sue Sherring writes about the shocking news that Ottawa mayor Jim Watson has blocked the Twitter account of the CasiNO advocacy group. This... more
 
April 20, 2013
Twitter
mayor
blocking
democracy
As environmental stewardship becomes more popular, many businesses and people are increasingly using biodegradable materials in their operations: envelopes,... more
Zero Waste
Pollution
Environment
Health
Sustainable Economy
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Waste management
Recycling
Composting
Biodegradeable materials
Parents have repeatedly told us that they want to provide health food options for their kids, but often find that the environment around them undermines those... more
Food
Health
Obesity
GMOs
Monsanto
Alex Munter
Ottawa
Children
Environment
Dear Mayor Watson and Ottawa City Councillors, As you know, Claridge is proposing to add five storeys to the existing 11-storey Union du Canada building... more
Development
Planning
Heritage
Byward Market
Lowertown
Claridge Homes
Heritage Conservation District
Ottawa
City of Ottawa
Ages ago when I was just 12, Dave Brown wrote a column about me and my friends on a CARE cause we were on. This was for the Ottawa Journal. Accompanying the... more
southmarch
eco
watershed
Planning
Interesting to see how Mayor Watson is framing this issue, knowing full well that many Ottawa residents oppose his desire for a downtown casino. I certainly do... more
Casino
OLG
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
gambling
addiction
Dwight Duncan
Dear Mayor and Councillors, At the Manotick public meeting it was clear that Ottawa's proposed Official Rural Plan is a bureaucratic strategy that fails to... more
Official Plan
Rural life
Rural land use
Employment lands
Local food
Ottawa
City of Ottawa
Planning
Development
Hazardous waste
City sewage sludge
Agricultural land
Jim Poushinsky
With all due respect to Jeffrey Simpson, I have to disagree with his assertion that 'Attack Ads' won't disappear because they work.' I would argue eventhough... more
Advertising
Advertising Standards Canada
Canadian politics
Conservative Party
Globe & Mail
Green Party
James O'Grady
Jeffrey Simpson
Liberal Party of Canada
Marketing
NDP
elections
Conservative Party of Canada
In the middle of the last century, “urban renewal” peaked as the cutting edge of urban planning. Renewal referred not to restoration or renovation of... more
Development
Intensification
Jay Baltz
Ottawa
Planning
City of Ottawa
Dear Editor, Re "Emerald ash borer devastates trees in two east-side parks" (Feb 5), injecting Ash trees with TreeAzin is called "expensive." Relative to what... more
Ash trees
Emerald Ash Borer
Ottawa
Ottawa City Council
Urban canopy
TreeAzin
Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I am concerned about the shifting relationship between the government and public scientists. A recent report by the... more
muzzling
democracy
science
Open letter to Sens fans, With the NHL 2013 regular season coming to an end, I find myself marveling at the way Daniel Alfredsson, the Senators captain,... more
Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredson
Ottawa Senators
Senators
Sens
NHL
Ottawa
Steve Yzerman
Yzerman
Hockey
Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca April 23,2013 Dear Mayor Watson, I received your response to my letter of April 9, 2013, urging you and City Council to “prohibit new... more
Development
Official Plan
Conservation
Ottawa
Jim Watson
Ottawa City Council
Land use
Rural
Sustainability
Greenhouse Gases

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