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It features the best and latest national news and comment from across Canada. It’s fast … updated every 30 minutes.

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Here’s Your Votes On Campaign Donation Ban

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Harder

Councillors accepting campaign donations from corporations and unions is dead wrong.

The practice creates a horrible conflict of interest when, particularly on planning committee, its members accept campaign donations from the very people councillors administer.

If Citizen columnist Joanne Chianello’s figures are correct, the pro-ban councillors need three converts on city council so that the province can be asked to move administration of the practice to Ottawa City Hall. That could follow with another vote on a ban.

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NCC Plans Capital Lighting

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public and the media to attend a workshop to assist in the development of an illumination plan for the core of Canada’s Capital.

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Gladiators Invade Ottawa

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No this isn’t how Sens Mile was supposed to look. In fact it’s part of a gladiators exhibit at the Canadian War Museum.

This is a release from the Canadian War Museum:

Gladiators and the Colosseum – Death and Glory, a fascinating exhibition developed by the Italian firms Contemporanea Progretti and Expona, is coming to the Canadian War Museum this summer, its only North American stop.

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City Drops Early Sens Mile Plan

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

As this was a ceremonial, goodwill motion, the city has decided to abide by the Senators’ request and delay the implementation of Council’s motion, with the concurrence of the Mayor and the mover and seconder of the motion.

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Team Says No To Early Sens Mile

go sens goThis is a release from the Ottawa Senators:

Dear Councillor,

Ottawa Senators President Cyril Leeder has reached out to Mayor Jim Watson and to Councillor Rick Chiarelli, thanking Ottawa City Council for its support for the team’s strong push to post-season play but asking that implementation of the Red Mile be deferred until after the Sens clinch a playoff spot – a tradition the Senators would like to maintain.

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Watson Backs Corporate, Union Campaign Gifts

WHOPPERWATCHMayor Jim Watson took the high road on the corporate and union donation issue? Sure.

At planning committee for example, a number of members will have taken campaign donations from the very companies whose developments they will be voting on.

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Nussbaum Tackles Watson’s Corporate Kitty

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Nussbaum

Credit where credit is due.

Councillor Tobi Nussbaum will seek to end campaign donations from corporations and unions. Nussbaum wants the support of city council and would like to talk to the province about making the change (the province has jurisdiction).

Getting the support of council will be a tough one because many of its members receive donations from those two groups.

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Bulldog To Publish Earlier

The Bulldog

The Bulldog

So if you’re coming in late, you’ll be able to read tomorrow’s Bulldog really late (or really early).

For The Bulldog will be dropping its posts between approximately 12:20 to 12:30 a.m. So all you insomniacs can chow down on a little Bulldog reading before going to bed.

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FULL LOCAL: Where Ottawa Comes First

FULL LOCALFull Local brings you the best in Ottawa news, information and opinion from the city’s news sites and blogs – all in real time.ottawa

Full Local‘s content changes minute-by-minute. When there’s something happening in Ottawa, you’ll get it first in Full Local. And because we have a lot of urbanism geeks on this site, the feed for Planetizen, the leading source of city planning and design, is also supplied here to make Ottawa a better place.

Full Local is below:

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YOUR COMMENTS: Ottawa’s Sound And The Fury

YOUR COMMENTSNow you have a voice.

Here are the latest comments on The Bulldog’s posts.yell
Let your opinions be heard. You can write your comments on the end of the appropriate post or use the comment box below. One way or the other, they’ll appear here within 30 minutes of being moderated.

The Bulldog believes in freedom of speech. Exercise it here. The latest comments to The Bulldog are below.

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