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Rob Ford Is Getting Pathetic

Councillor-elect Rob Ford is truly getting pathetic. He’s had alcohol problems, behaviour problems, he hangs out with nasty people, he’s overweight, he’s embarrassed his city and this nation, he’s had drug problems and now he has cancer. Yet he carries … Continue reading

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Hobbs Voted Most Likely To Lose: Poll Results

Good morning voters. Here are the results from Sunday’s Bulldog Poll on which councillors are most likely to lose. Normally The Bulldog would ask which councillor would win, but the “losing” way of dealing with it tends to eliminate ballot-box … Continue reading

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What Happened To Hume? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA journalist Pierre Bourque and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss planning committee chairman Peter Hume’s departure from city hall. To hear the broadcast, click on the podcast player below:

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Deans To Appear At Senate Committee

This is a release from the office of Councillor Diane Deans: City Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the City’s Transit Commission has been invited to appear before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in support of the … Continue reading

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Hobbs, Again

The tweeps are back at it again. They’re still fuming about The Bulldog post What Is Hobbs’ Constituency? On Wednesday, the tweeps went wild about taxpayers paying the whole tab for brownfields cleanup a la Hobbs. So here are another couple … Continue reading

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Hobbs Raises A Stink

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs is always good for a controversy. The Bulldog post What Is Hobbs’ Constituency? raised the blood pressure of a number of people on Twitter. To see the tweets on the topic. see below:

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Goodbye, Diane Holmes

It is easy to like Somerset Councillor Diane Holmes. Holmes was the conscience of Ottawa City Hall. She was often on the losing end of votes but she followed what she believed was right. Her liberal views often clashed with … Continue reading

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Right On, Diane Holmes

It takes a brave councillor to stand up to city staff. That’s because city staff can make a councillor’s life miserable. Need a road plowed, councillor? Yeah, we’ll get to it … someday. Grass needs to be cut on an … Continue reading

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Peter Hume’s Campaign Donations

Toronto has banned donations from developers and unions to civic political campaigns. Bulldog Ottawa has strongly advocated for a similar ban for the nation’s capital. But no such luck. Mayor Jim Watson has enacted a lot of governance legislation but … Continue reading

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Betty Hill Had Spunk

We’re all saddened by the death of former rural politician Betty Hill at the all-too-young age of 76. One has to admire a person who goes out and gets a law degree in her 50s when she could easily be … Continue reading

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Councillor Steps Up For The Bulldog

This is an internal city email sent by Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Diane Deans to City of Ottawa executives and obtained through the municipal and journalism grapevine. To read the circumstances surrounding the Deans’ email, click here:

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Debating Councillor Mark Taylor

Bulldog Ottawa’s post on Bay Councillor Mark Taylor  prompted a debate. Here’s how it unfolded: canophone says: July 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM (Edit) That’s what people asked (getting a new councillor) about the previous Bay Ward Councillor Alex Cullen … Continue reading

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Clark’s Good Manners At The Playmate Club: Whopper Watch

This is Rideau-Rockcliffe Councillor Peter Clark on his cultural evening at the Playmate Club on Montreal Road. The night began with bridge and ended with the councillor’s licence being temporarily suspended because he had been drinking:

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Listen Up, Peter Clark

Rideau-Rockcliffe Councillor Peter Clark comes across as a tough, no-nonsense kind of politician. Clark doesn’t mince his words or speak kindly of his enemies, real or imagined. So now that we catch him in a rare moment of humility, perhaps … Continue reading

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Twitter Tweep Has Advice For Peter Clark

This Twitter tweep has a pronounced view on what Councillor Peter Clark’s next move should be.

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We Have Peter Clark’s Apology Email

This is a copy of an email Rideau-Rockcliffe Councillor Peter Clark sent to his colleagues explaining his alcohol and driving incident: Dear colleague, I am writing to inform you of an unfortunate incident that happened over the course of the … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Stephen Blais To Leave Hospital

Here is Councillor Stephen Blais’ tweet concerning his departure from hospital after a major heart attack. It’s been a long road back:

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Flags To Be Lowered For George Kelly

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The flags at City Hall will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, April 14, 2013, the day of the memorial service being held for the late Mr. … Continue reading

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Elect Bulldog For Dog-Catcher

How do you think this picture would look on a campaign sign? Just wondering. One of the nasty websites around town this week has your friendly neighbourhood Bulldog running for Kitchissippi councillor in 2014 now that my close personal friend Katherine Hobbs … Continue reading

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Moffatt’s Position Gets Tweep Support

Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt was tweeted out by a loyal Bulldog Ottawa reader concerning his stand on the huge proposed development in the southwest part of the city. The tweet occurred just a few minutes after the post appeared on the … Continue reading

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Blais’ Wife Updates Councillor’s Condition

This is a release from Marta Blais, the wife of Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais: A week ago today, my husband, Councillor Stephen Blais suffered a serious heart attack. As Stephen continues to clear hurdles on his path to recovery, I … Continue reading

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Flags To Be Lowered In Honour Of Shawn Little

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The flags at City Hall will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in honour of the late Mr. Shawn Little, former Ottawa City Councillor … Continue reading

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More Reaction To Shawn Little Death

The death of former Kitchissippi councillor Shawn Little has really touched this community:

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Kitchissippi Mourns Shawn Little

This is part of a conversation on Twitter concerning the sad death of former Kitchissippi councillor Shawn Little at age 48. very sorry to hear the news about Shawn Little. — Vicky Smallman (@offhandremarks) November 26, 2012

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Watson Saddened By Shawn Little Death

This is a statement from Mayor Jim Watson on the death of former Kitchissippi councillor Shawn Little: “It is with sadness that I learned today of the passing of former city councillor Shawn Little. I had the honour of serving … Continue reading

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