Ottawa residents are invited to complete a survey, available on ottawa.ca , to express their views on whether cannabis retail stores should be allowed in Ottawa. Residents have from October 25 until November 7 to complete the survey. Paper copies are also available at the City’s Client Service Centres. The Province of Ontario has created a framework to permit retail cannabis stores to operate in Ontario beginning April 1, 2019. This is in addition to online sales of cannabis through the Ontario Cannabis Store. Municipalities in Ontario have until January 22, 2019 to decide whether to allow cannabis retail stores to operate within their boundaries. The results of these online and paper surveys will help inform City Council in its consideration of whether to allow cannabis retail stores to operate in Ottawa.