The safety of our community is my top priority and like many in the south end, I am alarmed by the rise in violent crimes across our city. There has been an evident increase in shootings and gang activity and it is clear that we need a renewed strategy to address this issue. As many […]
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For decades, organizations and individuals have worked diligently to increase awareness of women’s rights and bring issues of parity to the forefront. With various movements happening around the world, it is clear that a renewed focus on gender issues has emerged. Just this week, the Federal Government released their first budget focused on gender equality. […]
For the past 21 years, I have been honoured to host my annual International Women’s Day breakfast to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments and achievements of women across our city. It is an event that I always look forward to and one that means a great deal to me personally. As we draw closer to […]
Wishing you and your family all the best in this holiday season!
On November 22, after more than 25 hours of debate and deliberation at Committee and Council, the majority of Council (16-7) voted in favour of amending the City’s Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw to allow a shelter component as part of the Salvation Army’s application for a 350 bed residential care facility to be located […]
I was extremely disappointed to learn that the Rideau Carleton Raceway, now operated by Hard Rock International, has submitted an application to the Committee of Adjustment to increase the allowed number of gaming tables by 67%, from 21 to 35. (Click here to read my previous blog post on RCR) As recently as September, Council […]