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Mayor Jim Watson’s announced departure means that his lock-grip on committees and votes comes to an end. Suddenly new future pathways and new choices are... more
City of Ottawa
Budget 2022
climate change
climate action
ottpoli
Mayor Jim Watson
University of Ottawa epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan proposed recently that the world undertake a global ‘Manhattan Project’ to flood the world with COVID... more
Covid-19 vaccines
epidemiology
Global Affairs
social justice
Canadians will be living with pandemic fallout for a long time to come.   Not just in health care and the economy – in our social and political order. In... more
covid-19
mandates
passports
civil
rights
vaccine
election
federal
Government
EI
Further comments related to the City of Ottawa's proposed new Official Plan.  See PDF below to read or download the text. 
Ottawa official plan
Development
Ottcity
Ottawa
ottpoli
On July 7th of this year, the world was shocked to learn of the assassination of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse by unknown assailants.  At the time of... more
Haiti
assassination of Jovenel Moïse
Canadian Foreign Policy
Nizar Binat’s June 24 death at the hands of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces is a harsh reminder of the PA’s attitude toward Palestinians who dare to... more
Israel-Palestine conflict
Canadian Foreign Policy
BDS
Jane Goodall once said, “Being evil is only something that only humans are capable of.” Humans can sometimes be described as horrid, terrible monsters, selfish... more
xenophobia
anti-Asian racism
pandemic prejudice
Racism
#ottawa
This heavy piece is a reflection of my identity as a Muslim and as an individual who tries to show-up as an ally for the many Indigenous communities of... more
white supremacy
Residential Schools
child graves
Indigenous Peoples
Hate crimes
by Jacob Tarasofsky It was on my third morning at the Karama Center – a small, makeshift community center in the heart of the West Bank – that Ali took us to... more
climate change
Israel
Palestine
Middle East
On August 13, 2021, amid a flurry of chatter surrounding the announcement of a snap federal election in Canada, an important announcement by the Minister of... more
vaccine
passport
mobility
civil
rights
Canada
omar
alghabra
election
Travel
airplane
regulation
patty
hajdu
bill
blair
Introduction - The Need For Change:  Prof. Robert MacDermid’s 2016 Campaign Fairness Report points out that “Municipal elections should be fair for all... more
city governance
Canadian democracy
Municipal Elections Finance
Ontario
Report and analysis by Daniel Buckles (Champlain Park) and Pat Turk (Mechanicsville) On 26 July 2021 Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna, Chief Whiteduck from... more
NCC
City of Ottawa
Foreign Embassies
green space
Parks
ottpoli
Scott Moffat
Tobi Nussbaum
Glen Gower
Jim Watson
Catherine McKenna
In an ever deteriorating saga within the Green Party, there are indications that there is a coordinated attack taking place against the Green Party by its... more
Annamie Paul
Green Party of Canada
Politics
Elizabeth May
cdnpoli
In 1804, when Napoleon started to dust up Europe, the world population first stretched to 1 billion people. After that it took a mere 123 years before global... more
World population
Agriculture
Farming
Sustainability
Guelph
Ontario
cdnpoli
ONPoli
When a most excellently well-qualified & exemplary Black woman like Annamie Paul is being targeted, we must call it out. Difficult situations arise in all... more
Annamie Paul
Green Party
diversity
Racism
Inclusion
Black Canadians
Federal politics
gender politics
Women in politics

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