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(Nepean, ON) - The Green Party of Ontario is pleased to announce James O'Grady has been nominated to represent the Green Party in the next Ontario provincial election in the new riding of Nepean, in the Greater Ottawa Area.   Mr. O'Grady grew up in Nepean and continues to reside at his family home in the community of Trend-Arlington. He is a... More
Mike Schreiner | May 27, 2017 | in Comment
The outcome of the BC election is a game changer for BC and Canada.  People want a new way of doing politics. The BC Greens delivered.  I'm so proud of the positive campaign the BC Greens ran in the face of intense negative attacks. Andrew Weaver made it clear that he would bring a spirit of cooperation and collaboration to the Legislature when he... More
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

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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
There seems to be a rash of folks with chain saws ready to cut every ash tree in Ottawa. Large trees are valuable green infrastructure, as they cool in the... more
TreeAzin
Ash trees
green infrastructure
Ottawa
Environment
Urban canopy
BioForest
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA United Kingdom August 30, 2012 Your Majesty, I wish to write to you regarding a matter of... more
democracy
elections
Canada
Queen Elizabeth
Elizabeth May
Green Party of Canada
Robocalls
Royal Commission
Dear Friends, After pounding the pavement over the last few weeks The Ottawa Taxpayer Advocacy Group believes they have the secret recipe to reshape the... more
OTAG
Kevin MacDonald
Waterfront Ottawa
Waterfront Toronto
Mark Brandt
David Chernushenko

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