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Airport Light Rail: The Casino Revisited

When we last left Mayor Jim Watson, the Great Helmsman, he was showing some contrition about leaving out Ottawa Airport from his wondrous Phase 2 of the light-rail Jimboree. You’ll remember that the Phase 2 Jimboree was the one without … Continue reading

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20 Big Problems At City Hall: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA journalist Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the many problems at Ottawa City Hall right now. In fact, Gray says he’s never seen city hall running worse than it has now since he first started covering municipal … Continue reading

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Yet More City Blunders

Last week, Bulldog Ottawa added the current baseball mess to a list of city blunders. Then a Tweep found, what we thought, were all the ones Bulldog Ottawa missed. But Bulldog Ottawa reader Phil McBride has found even more. His … Continue reading

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Baseball Another Business Blunder By City

The city of Ottawa has had hideous trouble trying to conduct business over the past few years. The absolute botching of the baseball file is just one of a long string of business faux pas that even financial novices wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Bus Crash And The Casino: Bulldog On CKJD

Darcy Lynch at CKDJ here in Ottawa invited me onto the station’s afternoon news program On Point last week to discuss happenings in the Ottawa area. We talk about the tragic bus-train crash, the casino issue and how bulldogottawa.com and bulldogcanadian.com came into being. A … Continue reading

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Why The Casino Is Far Worse For Watson Than Lansdowne

Lansdowne is largely yesterday’s issue in Ottawa. Not so the casino which could run into the 2014 election year. — Here’s the good news about Lansdowne for Mayor Jim Watson. At least it just split the community so about half … Continue reading

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Bulldog Debates Casino On CFRA

Osgoode Councillor Doug Thompson, who successfully fought for the Ottawa casino to be located at Rideau Carleton Raceway, and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray formally debated the casino question on Ron Corbett’s CFRA program Unscripted recently. Gray says the casino issue … Continue reading

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Watson Tries To Deflect Casino Issue

Mayor Jim Watson, a very good retail politician but a little light on the manufacturing side, looks as though he has decided to do what he does best when he’s in political trouble. Change the issue. So Watson trots out … Continue reading

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Sens, Watson Square Off: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the battle between Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson on Snow’s Afternoon Edition. Gray maintains that Watson is the big loser in this one.

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Sens, City, A Casino And Public Apathy

Mayor Jim Watson and the Sens Cyril Leeder in happier days. — Sometime next spring Mayor Jim Watson will offer a bet against his opposite number in the city of the team opposing the Ottawa Senators in the NHL playoffs. … Continue reading

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The Bulldog Bites Desroches Back

The Ottawa casino issue is a real stinker. — Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches this week decided it was time to defend himself when he was caught uttering a whopper in Whopper Watch on this noble website. Of course that is … Continue reading

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A Casino Editorial Well Worth Reading

Mayor Jim Watson failed to run a proper RFP for a proposed Ottawa casino. — The Ottawa Sun weighs in the casino fiasco: If this council had any vision, they would have done their homework, asked residents about a casino … Continue reading

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The Anti-Watson Casino Argument

Bulldog Ottawa has been absolutely alive with comments this week on the casino affair. Yesterday, we gave you commenter Doug with the pro-Jim Watson position. Today, it’s frequent Bulldog Ottawa commenter Sheridan with the other side. If you didn’t see … Continue reading

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The Pro-Watson Casino Argument

Mayor Jim Watson hasn’t been receiving a lot of support on Bulldog Ottawa for his handling of the casino issue. But here’s one person who has Watson’s back … Doug. His comment is worth better play on Bulldog Ottawa: Easy … Continue reading

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Casino Issue Gets Even More Screwed Up

City hall didn’t help its case if the casino issue goes to court. — Just when you thought the casino issue could not become worse, here comes the city to the rescue. The casino mess, which has been handled even … Continue reading

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Councillor Says Competition Bad: Whopper Watch

Did Gloucester-South Nepean’s Steve Desroches bump his head on a roulette wheel during the casino debate? The usually cogent councillor said a bidding process for a casino would be divisive. “There’s too much competition in the world right now,” says … Continue reading

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Will Watson Lose The NHL Senators?

Perhaps Mayor Jim Watson doesn’t realize that all those Ottawa Senators fans screaming in the arena or at home watching the game on television are voters.  — Here’s a tag no Ottawa politician wants to wear: “I was the mayor … Continue reading

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The Casino Mess: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the public policy chaos that was the debate for a new Ottawa casino. The Bulldog segment of Snow’s Afternoon Edition is below:

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Did Ottawa Get The Casino Wrong?

Government relations expert and noted politico Walter Robinson asks the question on Twitter that should have been posed at the beginning of long, confused casino debate. What casino outcome would have been best for Ottawa economically?

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Kanata C Of C Denounces City Casino Process

This is a release from the Kanata Chamber of Commerce:

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