Jon Willing Updated: June 5, 2019 City council will consider how much money might be needed to buy the loyalty of OC Transpo customers, while the agency struggles to maintain confidence in a public transit system that desperately needs the LRT. On June 12 council could be faced with two choices on fares, although only […]
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Its official, spring is here! However, don’t put your shovel away just yet! This season, Ottawa has experienced some record setting winter weather. Snow, ice, and freeze thaw cycles have wreaked havoc on our roads, pathways, and sidewalks and the impact has been felt widely across the city. My office was flooded with calls for […]
Mayor Watson suggests that you cannot be a supporter of Light Rail Transit and vote against the project. I strongly disagree with that statement. I have and continue to be a strong supporter of LRT. To be clear, my concerns have not been about the need to expand LRT or the merits of the project. […]
Today, several city councillors, including myself and Councillors Chiarelli, Leiper, McKenney, Menard and Meehan, announced that we would seek to defer until March 27 the report recommending the approval of stage 2 LRT. This contract is critical to Ottawa’s sustainability and it is important that we get it right. Residents and elected officials need more […]
Over the past few weeks, Ottawa has experienced some record setting winter weather. January’s snow set records not only for the amount of snow we received of 101.8 cm, but also for the amount of snow in such short times. The snowfall has continued into February and a winter storm watch is currently in effect […]
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gloucester-Southgate residents for your continuing support and trust in me. It is an honour to serve you for another four years on City Council! This Term of Council I will have the privilege to serve as the new Chair of the Ottawa Police Service Board (OPSB) […]