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Why Married Ottawans Cheat: Top 10 List

Ottawans are being driven mad by dull things such as this but find respite with thy neighbours wife.


TOP 10 LISTWell Ottawa has finally been outed. Yes, we are interesting.

So interesting in fact that the denizens like to learn new things – such as how the spouse next door looks naked.

So The Bulldog, always the intrepid pooch in search of a good story, has dug deep concerning this pressing issue to discover why so many people in this community are members of the adultery site AshleyMadison.com. This we do through a Top 10 list:

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Two Duds For The Price Of One

So Arts Court’s ground-breaking is delayed indefinitely.

Nice.

Wasn’t Arts Court where the baseball money went when the city cheaped out on a team for the Coventry Road stadium. You know a team with a couple of the best owners in Minor League Baseball. Owners who could make baseball a success and could put on a show.

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Please Sir, I Want A Concierge, Too

ottawa logoLook … your agent needs a concierge.

Why I’m redeveloping my lot which is zoned for three storeys but I want 55 storeys. Surely we can work something out.

You know, we need intensification so I frankly don’t see the problem with putting a 55-storey tower in a residential area. And you don’t need visitor parking anymore so that’s a slam dunk. Why the city was ready to allow two towers at 335 Roosevelt in Westboro so what’s wrong with just one tower on my street. Like what is my street … chopped liver?

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Politicians Have Big Sense Of Entitlement

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Watson

This is a fine comment from excellent Bulldog contributor Ron Benn concerning Mayor Jim Watson’s tele-conference with the public:

There is a continuing sense of entitlement from the political “elites”, be it at a federal level (Senate expenses, advertising of Conservative programs using tax dollars …), provincial (advertising of Liberal programs using tax dollars) and at the municipal level (accepting contributions from developers and then adding costs within the planning department to reduce the costs borne by those same developers).

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This Wasted Money Is Brought To You By Jim Watson

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Watson

What a waste.

Mayor Jim Watson’s telephone town hall cost $10,000.

The Bulldog can hold the same kind of town hall at the cost of nothing.

We haven’t done it but we can hold a Twitter discussion at the cost of nothing. We haven’t done it because The Bulldog is open for comment business 24 hours a day. No so the mayor.

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Guess Who Is Ottawa’s Next Mayor?

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McKenney

Nominal Liberal Mayor Jim Watson and ultra-conservative Jan Harder might think again about their massively pro-development agenda at any cost.

They’re running against the political tide.

A Forum Research poll shows the NDP with a comfortable lead over the Tories and Liberals heading into the fall federal election.

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Watson Must Resign, Again

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Watson

The City of Ottawa has completely botched the municipalities light-rail program.

Now the city is screwing up the lives of others because of its horrible LRT mistakes costing hundred of millions of dollars.

Almost anyone with a remote knowledge of the project feels the line should go down Carling Avenue where commerce and people congregate. Instead, through sheer stubborness and stupidity, the municipality has gone the ridiculous route of driving rail down the Macdonald Parkway where but geese congregate.

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Watson Backs Ward Review In 2019

This is a release from the mayor’s office:

Dear colleagues,

I have had the opportunity to read the staff report on the Ward Boundary Review. It is a long report, and somewhat technical, which is to be expected given the topic, but a few elements of the report struck me immediately, namely:

There is no requirement under the Municipal Act to conduct a ward boundary review;

The Municipal Act does not identify any criteria for establishing ward boundaries;

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Ottawans Are Not Baseball Virgins

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Watson

Ottawans are not stupid.

They are accustomed to watching the highest level of hockey in the world at the Canadian Tire Centre.

So when someone brings in the lowest form of minor league baseball to this city, fans will be skeptical. Residents don’t mind watching their Quebec league and Ontario league juniors because at least these players have an outside chance of making the NHL.

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Harder Tries To Save The Concierge Pig

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Harder

Planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder is famous for her straight-shooting tough commenting.

Well Ms. Harder, maybe you will recognize your style in the following:

Harder has responded to overwhelming criticism of the new developer concierge program with a series of ineffective public consultations, primers and surveys on planning.

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It’s Not My Fault, Watson Says (Again)

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Watson

When things go bad, there are two things you can expect from Mayor Jim Watson.

1. He will try to ignore it such as when the light-rail tunnel collapsed, he was busy tweeting;

2. He will say it’s not my fault such as when Premier Kathleen Wynne (rightly) wouldn’t give His Worship two new casinos in Ottawa instead of one to get him out of a political pickle with Senators owner Eugene Melnyk trying to bid on one. Who needs four casinos in Ottawa-Gatineau? Who needs three for that matter. Or two?

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Concierge Plan Jeopardizes Lobbyist Registry

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Nussbaum

“In my six months here, I haven’t noticed that the larger developers are having any problem navigating city hall.”

Rideau-Rockcliffe Councillor Tobi Nussbaum

Nussbaum was speaking to planning committee this week addressing the controversial concierge proposal that would see planning department employees assigned to individual developers to guide their projects through the city bureaucracy.

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O-Train Woes Only Part Of The Problem

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Watson

Mayor Jim Watson has been all over Via Rail for signaling problems on its crossings north of Barrhaven where at the Woodroffe example, a tragic collision occurred between an OC Transpo bus and a train.

But then the north-south commuter rail line run by the city has its own signalling woes. In fact the line has been down 18 times in the last year. Why isn’t Watson all over this? Well it’s not politically expedient to be.

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Cullen, Watson Get In Twitter Spat

Former councillor Alex Cullen and Mayor Jim Watson exchanged words on Twitter about corporation and union campaign donations.

From Cullen to Watson:

And what about banning corp and union $? Undemocratic to allow privileged few to donate 2X. Would level field.

Cullen also mentioned that The Bulldog really gets under Watson’s skin.

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