The fallout has begun on Mayor Jim Watson’s arbitrary budget targets that are not based on city need but on him looking good at election time. Accordingly the city budget […]
Astute watchers of city hall politics will remember that over the last two years water and sewer rates have risen seven per cent per year. The June consumer price index […]
Citizen journalist David Reevely pretty much nailed this one with news that former city planning committee chairman Peter Hume has joined forces with former Minto vice-president Jack Stirling to form […]
Planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder said she was “shocked” that a 27-storey hotel slated to be built at 180 Metcalfe Street was defeated at city council Wednesday. It was to […]
KPMG and two other firms have been chosen to conduct the taxi regulations review. Below is the release from the City of Ottawa:
“The mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau have asked for representation on the NCC’s board, which might help prevent future rubber-stamping.” Citizen columnist Kate Heartfield What the appointment of Mayor Jim […]
“So we have the worst of both worlds: an unelected body doing the bidding of (certain) politicians.” Citizen columnist Kate Heartfield on the National Capital Commission But isn’t this what […]
Angus Reid this morning released its latest poll on the current popularity of the federal parties leading up to the October election.
Upworthy examines that little thing in your garden or at the sugar-filled feeder. The hummingbird, despite its looks, is one mean dude. According to a report in Slate, they have […]
Isn’t it nice to be wanted? The mayor on Twitter, one of his 56,000 tweets. The Tories spoke loudly Tuesday morning when it came to appearing at a PR exercise […]
Your agent has seen many political screw-ups but the taxi report mess is a classic. For three years, Mayor Jim Watson and former community and protective services chairman Mark Taylor (a […]
So recent media reports say keeping the city’s beaches open for young and old alike would have cost an extra $10,000.
Community and protective services chairwoman Diane Deans is doing all the right things on the taxi issue. That’s the question where Mayor Jim Watson has gone to ground, turtled … […]
The unkind among us (me?) might accuse Mayor Jim Watson of showboating by thrusting himself into the federal campaign. If Watson needs help in the field of showboating (highly unlikely), […]