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 […]
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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 […]
On Tuesday July 11 and Thursday July 13, I hosted two fun-filled summer events to kick-off the holidays in Gloucester-Southgate Ward. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to celebrate the new play structure in Bruff Park as well as those who joined me at my first-ever Picnic in the […]
What an exciting time to live in our nation’s capital. Whether you are planning to head to Parliament Hill or enjoying a local community event, remember to take a few moments to reflect on what it means to be Canadian and to celebrate our rich history. We are truly lucky to call Canada home. So enjoy […]
I am happy to announce that my annual Parkinson Canada fundraiser, Pizza for Parkinson’s, is back for a third year! To kick-off this fundraiser, I would like to invite you to a launch event that I will be hosting at the Greenboro Community Centre (363 Lorry Greenberg Drive) on Wednesday, June 28 from 4:00pm to […]
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 […]