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Edward Farnworth | December 17, 2018 | in Rant
  The Ontario PC Government recently introduced Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. Part of the Bill would allow municipalities to create “open for business” zoning bylaws. The bill will allow municipalities to bypass numerous existing pieces of legislation including The Greenbelt Act, which protects a large swath of land in... More
Morgan Duchesney | June 17, 2018 | in Op-Ed
I’m sure Brian Mulroney will appreciate Fen Hampson’s recent Ottawa Citizen article praising Mulroney’s quiet role in the first so-called Gulf War. This is especially true since the former prime minister is currently attempting to reinvent himself with projects like the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier University.... More
Unpublished Admin | June 7, 2018 | in Announcement
Ottawa, June 7—The birth of Direct Democracy in Canada is taking place today with the launch of Unpublished.vote, a voting tool and forum dedicated to empowering Canadians to become better informed on the issues that affect them, and to express their point of view on individual issues as they enter the collective consciousness. Unpublished.vote is... More
[Learn more about your local community and Green Party candidate James O'Grady at jamesogrady.ca]  Dear fellow Nepean residents,  My name is James O’Grady. I am the Green Party of Ontario candidate in Nepean, my home for the better part of 48 years. In 2010, I ran for Ottawa City Council in Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale where I finished second out of... More

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Hi Ken, The communications advice you give to OC Transpo is the pre-social media approach to public relations. The idea of modern communications is not to hide... more
OC Transpo
Communications
Social Media
Ottawa
City of Ottawa
Twitter
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Casino
Public consultation
governance
Jim Watson
Joanne Chianello
Ottawa
City of Ottawa
Denis, I am a football fan. I count myself amoung them. My friends are football fans, a number of them drive pickup trucks and vans for work purposes as well... more
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Transportation
Transit
LRT
OSEG
Bayview Yards
Stadium study
CFL
Football
If we want to build a sustainable City then redeveloping Carling Ave., a street that desperately needs to be revitalized, is a perfect candidate for Light Rail... more
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Carling Ave.
Sustainability
Marianne Wilkinson
LRT
Transportation
Transit
Intensification
Development
Ottawa River Parkway
NCC
The way the Mayor has positioned the debate with only one day of feedback and debate, it is unlikely FEDCO will say no to a casino in Ottawa. However, I... more
Casino
Public consultation
governance
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Jim Watson
OLG
Bring on the debate! Bob Bricklebank is right, It’s time fix the mess that is amalgamation by bringing the zoning bylaws inline with the Official Plan because... more
Intensification
Official Plan
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Development
Zoning
amalgamation
I am writing a quick note to say that I support segregated bike lanes in Ottawa. I believe they are necessary in order to ensure the safety of cyclists in... more
Cycling
Cycling safety
segregated bike lanes
Laurier Avenue
Ottawa
City of Ottawa
I agree with both Jeff Darwin, Howard Darwin's son, and with Ottawa Citizen journalist Kelly Egan, on their assessment of the renaming of Merivale arena. As Mr... more
Nepean
Merivale Arena
Howard Darwin
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Public consultation
renaming public institutions
Dear Mr. Mayor, City Councillors and the Media, I don't believe it matters whether the Lansdowne Partnership Plan is a good idea or not, the process that has... more
Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Live
Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Ottawa
Ottawa City Council
sole sourcing
RFP
Competitive bidding
NIMBY. Not In My Back Yard. It’s a potent label, convenient for dismissing local residents’ concerns and marginalizing people who want what’s best for their... more
David Chernushenko
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
Development
NIMBY
YIMBY
Communities
Intensification
Public consultation
Capital Ward
Dear Mayor O'Brien and City Councilors, My name is James O'Grady and I am one of the creators of LetsGetItRight.ca. I am writing to you today for the second... more
Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Live
Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Ottawa
Ottawa City Council
Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
CFRA
Mark Sutfcliffe
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RFP
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Of all the issues at play in our town today, one of the biggest is the proposed redevelopment of Lansdowne Park. But the proposal being circulated to... more
Lansdowne Park redevelopment
Lansdowne Live
governance
Public consultation
Development
City of Ottawa
sole sourcing
Just like everyone else in Ottawa, I was shocked an OC Transpo bus driver would berate and threaten a passenger the way the driver did who was fired earlier... more
City of Ottawa
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OC Transpo
Ottawa
bus drivers
I am running for City Council in Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale because I believe Ottawa has the potential to be a great city—A sustainable city! Prosperous and... more
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amalgamation
Borough Council
community
governance
James O'Grady Campaign
Nepean
Voice
Ward 9: Knoxdale-Merivale
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CN
Glens Community Association
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