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National Observer | February 22, 2017 | in Op-Ed
The suburban hotel ballroom was packed with more than 400 conservative activists, college students and curious reporters. On stage, a bespectacled Calgarian was railing against what he called the “fascist theocracy” of militant Islam. This was in Sainte-Foy, Que., but the crowd didn’t seem to mind that he was speaking English. They laughed,... More
Ed Hand | February 13, 2017 | in Comment
Do as I say and not as I do seems to be the message from Ottawa Police Services Board chair, Eli El-Chantiry.   I received an interesting screen capture of his Facebook page (see below).  On it, Eli is friends with Charlie Manasseri.   Mr. Manasseri is currently in prison awaiting his appeal in the murder conviction in the death of Brian Fudge.  ... More
James O'Grady | February 2, 2017 | in Comment
Former Ontario PC candidate and Ottawa Citizen columnist Randall Denley borrowed a play from the Green Party of Ontario (GPO) playbook in his column today advocating for the merger of the Public and Catholic School Boards in Ottawa.  On this we agree--The Schools Boards must be merged! The #GPO estimates $1 Billion can be saved province wide. Why... More
Unpublished Admin | January 30, 2017 | in Comment
Canada and the US did away with race-based immigration policies, and immigration policies based on national origin or religion, in the 1960s. That's the way it should stay. Canada is founded on welcoming refugees. From the arrival of United Empire Loyalists fleeing the American revolution to Irish refugees fleeing starvation and the potato... More

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City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Transportation
Transit
LRT
OSEG
Bayview Yards
Stadium study
CFL
Football
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City of Ottawa
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Carling Ave.
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Marianne Wilkinson
LRT
Transportation
Transit
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Development
Ottawa River Parkway
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Casino
Public consultation
governance
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
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OLG
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Intensification
Official Plan
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Development
Zoning
amalgamation
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segregated bike lanes
Laurier Avenue
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Nepean
Merivale Arena
Howard Darwin
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Public consultation
renaming public institutions
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Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Live
Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Ottawa
Ottawa City Council
sole sourcing
RFP
Competitive bidding
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City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Development
NIMBY
YIMBY
Communities
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Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Live
Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Ottawa
Ottawa City Council
Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
CFRA
Mark Sutfcliffe
Competitive bidding
RFP
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Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Lansdowne Live
governance
Public consultation
Development
City of Ottawa
sole sourcing
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City of Ottawa
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OC Transpo
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bus drivers
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2010 Ottawa Municipal Election
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Nepean
Voice
Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale
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City of Ottawa
CN
Glens Community Association
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Nepean
Ottawa
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electoral boundaries
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Nepean
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