Category Archives: Bulldog Ottawa

What The Baird-Watson Note Means

Henry Kissinger called it constructive ambiguity. That’s where you talk in vague diplomatic terms that don’t offend either party to a negotiation in which there is little common ground. And that’s what the Baird-Watson memo released on Thursday after the … Continue reading

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Shad Qadri: What Are You Doing About This?

A few more emails like this one and a few less like the ones from KD and The Bulldog’s attitude would improve markedly. A couple of emails like this from His Worship and he’d be in a lot less trouble. … Continue reading

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Absolutely Nothing About Jim Watson: Video

The only person at city hall speaking and doing and by doing and speaking getting himself in a mountain of trouble is Mayor Jim Watson. Watson has light rail in a terrible state and The Bulldog’s guess is that you … Continue reading

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FULL LOCAL: Latest Ottawa News

Full Local brings you the best in Ottawa news, information and opinion from the city’s news sites and blogs – all in real time. Full Local‘s content changes minute-by-minute. When there’s something happening in Ottawa, you’ll get it first in Full … Continue reading

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FULL CANADIAN: Breaking National News

Read Full Canadian for the latest, breaking national news from the best sources in the country. Full Canadian runs in real time so you get news as it happens. This is the finest way to very quickly stay informed of … Continue reading

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POLITICS JAM: Latest And Best Canadian Opinion

Politics Jam on Bulldog Canadian brings together the best Canadian columnists and opinion-makers all in one place and in real time. There’s faster way of keeping informed quickly and in real time of the finest in Canadian opinion. The Bulldog brings … Continue reading

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Watson Paints Himself Into LRT Corner

Mayor Jim Watson has painted himself into an expensive corner on western light rail. Watson thought he could bully the National Capital Commission into giving the city land on the Macdonald Parkway for high-speed light rail. Instead the NCC decided … Continue reading

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Time Proves Chiarelli Right On Rail

Now the public has seen the difficulty of punching light rail through established neighbourhoods. The west end of the $2.1-light-rail project has effectively been roadblocked by the National Capital Commission not wanting commuter rail on the Macdonald Parkway and by … Continue reading

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Baird, Watson Pledge To Work Together

This is a joint release from the office Foreign Minister John Baird and the City of Ottawa: John Baird, Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean and His Worship, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson … Continue reading

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Women Make Tough Decision In Ghomeshi Case

Congratulations to the nine women who stepped up in the Ghomeshi case. It appears Jian Ghomeshi will get his day in court. Ghomeshi has been charged four times with sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance – choking. None of … Continue reading

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POLITICS AND GOSSIP: The Latest On Everything

Read the cutting-edge information on politics, trends, gossip and most everything else on Politics and Gossip. It’s the No. 1 way to remain current on insider political knowledge, journalism, trends and the latest gossip. Come back again and again. Politics and … Continue reading

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GREAT BIG CITY: Best In Urban, Planning, Design News

Love cities? Can’t get enough of them? Well if you are reading The Bulldog, we have a major focus on cities and that carries on in Great Big City. Great Big City features the latest, cutting-edge information in real-time on … Continue reading

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BULLDOG PEOPLE: All The Stars Come Out

What are all the beautiful people doing? You know … the showbiz types, the people that the public just can’t get enough of. Here’s a chance to find out. Bulldog People brings you the best in celebrity news from the best … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Parkway LRT: Whopper Watch

Mayor Jim Watson feels slighted by the National Capital Commission because he claims the NCC had plans to meet with the city to discuss progress on the Macdonald Parkway light-rail line in January. But the NCC made the decision early. Instead … Continue reading

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The Bully Is Bested

As in war, in politics the first casualty is the truth. Further to The Bulldog’s call Tuesday for Mayor Jim Watson’s resignation, the City of Ottawa tried to bully the National Capital Commission into surrendering its land on the Macdonald Parkway … Continue reading

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Nolin New Senate Speaker

This is a release from the Prime Minister’s Office: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of Dr. Noël A. Kinsella’s last day as Speaker of the Senate of Canada and to announce the appointment … Continue reading

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Homelessness Forum On Tap

This is a release from the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa: The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa will hold its 11th Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The day begins (at 8:45 am) with a municipal … Continue reading

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Vars Water Safe

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Ottawa Public Health has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory affecting approximately 350 users of the Vars communal well water system. Water sample results indicate the water is safe for human … Continue reading

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Watson Makes Biggest Mistake In Ottawa History

If the light-rail project is the largest undertaking in Ottawa history, then Mayor Jim Watson just made the largest mistake in municipal government history. One would think the mayor and city staff would have their ducks in order when dealing with … Continue reading

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Ottawa Plays Fiscal Shell Game

This is the excellent Bulldog commenter Sheridan on the post Do Nothing: City’s Best Option: Excellent analysis regarding Mayor Jim Watson’s spin on city spending. Watson often falls back on this retort: “how are we to pay for that?,” as if … Continue reading

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Debate, Don’t Attack: Worth Repeating

The touching tribute Stephen Lewis gave at Jack Layton’s funeral shows his power of oratory and touches on the theme of civilized political discourse.  — This is former Ontario NDP leader and UN ambassador Stephen Lewis speaking last week on … Continue reading

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Vars Gets Boil-Water Order

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for the area of Vars due to low pressure in the communal well system. A reduction in pressure in the … Continue reading

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Do Nothing: City’s Best Option

Sometimes the city’s response to pressing problems is to do nothing. A strongly worded note to the City of Ottawa from Transport Canada after a bus slid under a railway gate at the Fallowfield Road level crossing got nothing. In … Continue reading

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Court Makes Decision On Lauzon Properties

This is an internal memo from the City of Ottawa: The purpose of this e-mail is to provide you with an update on the legal proceedings relating to 287 Cumberland Street and 207-209 Murray Street. Further to the staff update … Continue reading

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Ottawa’s Freeway Lane Closures

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Residents are advised of the following lane reductions and ramp closures on Highway 417 and Highway 174: Anticipated Lane Reductions During the week of November 24: There will be off-peak lane … Continue reading

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