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Watson Glues A Patch On Casino Issue

Now this is weird. It wasn’t that long ago that Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Premier Kathleen Wynne were on the other side when Mayor Jim Watson wanted a second casino to placate groups (including the Ottawa Senators) that … Continue reading

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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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