Tag Archives: Jim Watson

Watson To Work Half-Days Starting Monday

This is a release from the office of Mayor Jim Watson: Dear Councillor, It appears likely that Mayor Watson will come back to City Hall this coming Monday and that he will restart his duties working half days. We would … Continue reading

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City Drops Early Sens Mile Plan

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: As this was a ceremonial, goodwill motion, the city has decided to abide by the Senators’ request and delay the implementation of Council’s motion, with the concurrence of the Mayor and … Continue reading

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Watson Backs Corporate, Union Campaign Gifts

Mayor Jim Watson took the high road on the corporate and union donation issue? Sure. At planning committee for example, a number of members will have taken campaign donations from the very companies whose developments they will be voting on. … Continue reading

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Nussbaum Tackles Watson’s Corporate Kitty

Credit where credit is due. Councillor Tobi Nussbaum will seek to end campaign donations from corporations and unions. Nussbaum wants the support of city council and would like to talk to the province about making the change (the province has … Continue reading

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Dawg Packer Concurs With City PR Post

Bulldog reader Blake Batson concurs with a recent post on playing politics with city press releases. To read the post to which Batson refers, click here. Batsons response is below:

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Chianello’s Tunnel Vision: Whopper Watch

This from Citizen columnist Joanne Chianello in her article of March 21: Indeed, while there will be some who don’t approve of the new plan to run the train under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway while expanding the riverside … Continue reading

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The Miracle City Press Release

Who doesn’t believe in miracles? Well I was skeptical about them until I saw this press release from Ottawa City Hall. Here is a feel-good press release without a councillor or His Worship extolling the virtues of this and that. … Continue reading

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Who’s Driving This Snowmobile In 2018?

“Let’s get this out of the way right now: He might have difficulty walking right now, but Jim Watson will be running for re-election in 2018.” So says Mark Sutcliffe in his Citizen column of March 6. Sutcliffe is probably … Continue reading

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Tweet: Here’s Jim Watson

Mayor Jim Watson meets with his dad who is in a long-term-care home near His Worship’s respite home as he heals from a snowmobile injury. — There’s has been a Mayor Jim “The Pelvis” Watson sighting on Twitter. Looks pretty … Continue reading

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An Apt Light-Rail Comparison

Bulldog reader bikerider has an interesting comparison with the new light-rail project. To read the post to which bikerider refers, click here for LRT: Jim Watson Should Resign. This from Twitter:

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