In 2013, Ottawa City Council was asked by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission to consider becoming a host City for a new casino. When the debate turned to concern for the future of horse racing and the loss of rural jobs, Council ultimately decided (16-7) to request an expanded gaming facility with the provision […]
Welcome! As your representative at City Hall, I created this blog as a place where I can share my thoughts, views, and opinions on important issues that affect our community and city.
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Today, May 11, the City of Ottawa raised a pro-life flag in front of City Hall. This afternoon, I along with six of my colleagues, issued a joint statement demanding the flag be removed immediately. Joint statement: “We the undersigned Councillors are outraged that a flag representing a personal conviction to restrict a woman’s right […]
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! The LRT project is the largest infrastructure project in our City’s history. It will no doubt be transformative and change the way that many of us move around the City. As with any project of this magnitude, both obstacles and challenges are expected. However with that said, over the last […]
I am proud to announce that I have teamed up with Canadian Blood Services to adopt a blood donor clinic right here in our community. On May 8th, the Mosque of Mercy on Hunt Club Road (1216 Hunt Club Road) will be hosting a blood donor clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and […]
I am excited to announce that I will soon be launching a new Video Blog series! VLOG posts will focus on important community and city issues as well as promote local events and meetings. To create these videos, I have partnered with Media Mall, a local communications business located in Gloucester-Southgate Ward on Holly Lane. […]
The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. Show your support and celebrate diversity by wearing a pink! For more information about this important initiative and to learn more about how you can get involved, click here.