Letters

Dear Ottawa residents, It seems Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson doesn’t have much regard for ‘process’. Judging by the Wildlife Strategy fiasco, he has even less... more
Wildlife
City of Ottawa Wildlife policy
Ontario Wildlife Coalition
City of Ottawa
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Doug Thompson
Dear Prime Minister, I am shocked that no Canadian government, federal, provincial, or municipal, is investigating the launch of autonomous vehicles and... more
 
Letter type:
May 16, 2013
Autonomous vehicles
Stephen Harper
Driving regulations
Canada
Dear Sens fans, The Ottawa Senators will need to make some line changes for Game 2 of their quarter final match up against the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night... more
NHL Playoffs
Ottawa Senators
Pittsburg Penguins
Mika Zibanejad
Evgeni Malkin
Hockey
Ottawa
Dear Ottawa residents, Let me tell you about trying to “work with” the City to save our beautiful, 45-year-old Ash tree. As I noticed the odd tree in our... more
Emerald Ash Borer
EAB
City of Ottawa
EAB treatment
TreeAzin
Ash trees
Save Your Ash Trees
Hi Ottawa residents, I'm trying to make sense of this. Can you help? What do you think? Marie Antoinette likely never said "Let them eat cake", but Ottawa... more
 
Letter type:
May 13, 2013
Mayor Watson’s comments yesterday regarding people who argue in favour of ‘Process’ as being something people do when the they lose an argument is one of the... more
Jim Watson
governance
Public consultation
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Due process
Robocall scandal
Bullying
Supression
Municipal politics
UNBELIEVABLE - Ottawa mayor Jim Watson declares May 12th Migratory Birds and Important Bird Areas Day. He's acknowledged that the Lac Deschênes area is... more
 
Letter type:
May 10, 2013
Ottawa
Planning
Development
ecology
I hope that the citizens of Ottawa will never hear this author say "told you so" but over the years of convoluted and at times secretive discussions we have... more
Light Rail Transit
Municipal Affairs
LRT
BRT
Ottawa
City of Ottawa
Ottawa's teflon Mayor may have crossed the line when he walked a motion to limit city taxes to 2% (plus or minus a few billion$). The media is hitting back.... more
 
Letter type:
May 9, 2013
Ottawa
mayor
democracy
The public consultations on Public Consultation the City put on last month were underwhelming to say the least. They got it wrong, right out of the gate.... more
Public consultation
governance
democracy
Jim Watson
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
City Hall
Collective Intelligence
Education
Communication
High Tech
Open Government

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