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Was O’Brien A Better Mayor Than Watson? Vote

bulldog pollNow that Phillip Slayton, author of Mayor’s Gone Bad, appears to be redefining our opinion of past urban leaders, perhaps it’s time to look again at the four years of former mayor Larry O’Brien in comparison to current mayor Jim Watson.

Take a second or two to vote in this Bulldog Poll on who was the better mayor … O’Brien or Watson?

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Here’s The Good News On Gridlock

Here’s one good thing coming out of Ottawa’s gridlock from frequent Bulldog contributor Robert Roberts on Twitter:

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Watson’s Canada 2017 Fete: Top 10 List

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TOP 10 LISTThe City of Ottawa’s Canada 2017 celebration is being pushed harder by Mayor Jim Watson than a hawker at a medicine show.

Why this celebration comes just before the municipal election of 2018 and … well … you can piece this altogether from there.

So here they are: the Top 10 City of Ottawa events planned for 2017:

10. Canada 2017 Happy Tweet Seminar;

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Watson Credible On Weed Joint

Mayor Jim Watson says he didn’t interfere in charging the BuzzOn weed-smoking establishment a $3,000 fine and having the doors closed on the place.

Your agent believes him.

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WHOPPERWATCH

“This is the people’s place. The politicians are just temporary tenants.”

– The Citizen’s Matthew Pearson quoting Mayor Jim Watson


 

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Ottawa Ignores Heated Mailbox Issue

canadapostWhile College Councillor Rick Chiarelli and his staff get blasted by phone calls from angry residents who are finding Canada Post super mailbox locations chosen with little or no consultation in his ward, many municipalities are going to the courts to stop this action because of citizen concern and high costs.

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Release LRT Land Costs: Bulldog On CFRA

cfraRob Snow of CFRA’s Afternoon Edition and Ken Gray of The Bulldog discuss what’s going on at Ottawa City Hall with Mayor Jim Watson refusing to release expropriation costs along the light-rail line and now blocking release of the cost of connecting light-rail stations to nearby buildings.

The discussion on CFRA is below:

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Jim Watson’s Light-Rail Outrage

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The Tunnel

What’s going on here?

First the City of Ottawa (the residents’ government, not that of the mayor, council or bureaucrats) wouldn’t release to the voting and tax-paying public how much expropriations cost for Phase 1 of the light-rail project. Residents have a right to know how their money is spent.

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The Two Sides Of Jim Watson

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Mayor Jim Watson has two sides.

There is the public Jim Watson who pats grandmothers and babies on the head, attends the omnipresent bake sales, creates media bites for his first skate on the Rideau Canal (one would argue that if he skated on the Rideau Canal in July … now that’s a story) and every other little thing he does and hands out awards to any person in town.

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Leeder Joins 2017 Board

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Mayor Jim Watson introduced the inaugural Board of Directors of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau earlier today.

“We have attracted a talented team to carry Ottawa 2017 to the finish line,” said Mayor Watson. “With these accomplished leaders, representing both public and private sectors, Canadians can be confident that our city will be the place to be for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations.”

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“Parking tickets would do the trick.”

– Mayor Jim Watson on parking confusion around Lansdowne Park


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Watson, Bulldog Agree On Vapour Lounge

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Well mark this on your calendar.

The Bulldog and Mayor Jim Watson actually agree on something. We’d both like to see the vapour lounge Buzz On closed.

Our reason here is that we believe in the rule of law. Watson wants it shuttered if laws are being broken.

Marijuana is being smoked there so someone is breaking the law.

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Can You Run Against LRT Errors In 2018?

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The Tunnel

Finally it appears the light rail route through the west end is set in stone but for the good people at the Unitarian Church, the nearby daycare and its seniors home.

So what do we have at the end of this great clash of ideas?

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Champions Baseball: Tough Sell Gets Tougher

canamSo the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League or the American Association or an amalgam of both were already in trouble, but now the chance of salvaging the team has become more difficult if not impossible.

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WHOPPERWATCH

“Municipal taxpayers cannot afford the status quo.”

– Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, April 25, 2015

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“I believe the public deserves a clear and direct answer to those seeking federal office as to where they stand on light rail transit and our economic future as a city.”

– Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson

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