Tag Archives: Jim Watson

CITY VOTE ’14

Here is a compendium of Bulldog stories covering the Ottawa municipal election on Oct. 27. It’s Ottawa’s most comprehensive coverage of the upcoming municipal election. The Mayor Of Oz The Bulldog’s Endorsements Tough Sherring Needed On Council The Maguire Boost That Never … Continue reading

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Watson Takes Half A Step Forward

When people think of a mayor responding well during a crisis, they recall New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 9/11 tragedy. — Mayor Jim Watson took half a step forward from being a politician to becoming a leader. Watson … Continue reading

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Watson ‘Shocked’ By Shootings

This is a statement from Mayor Jim Watson concerning the shooting incidents near or on Parliament Hill: As with all Ottawa residents and all Canadians, I am shocked and saddened by what has happened in the last hour here in … Continue reading

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The Maguire Boost That Never Was

The Bulldog on Tuesday decided after much hand-wringing that the website would not endorse candidate Mike Maguire for mayor. In fact, early on Tuesday morning The Bulldog was going to read like what is posted below. In that incarnation of … Continue reading

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The Bulldog Backs No One For Mayor

Let’s give credit where credit is due and discuss what Mayor Jim Watson has done right. It won’t take long. Watson has not embarrassed his office by making wild comments on a wide assortment of issues as his predecessor did. … Continue reading

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Mayoral Choice To Be Released

By this time of the morning, Bulldog readers, god bless you all, would have usually sat down, pulled out their tablets, had a coffee, a piece of grapefruit, a bowl of corn flakes and read the commandments of the aforementioned … Continue reading

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Where’s Watson?

Mikey lends a theory to where Mayor Jim Watson was when Ottawa Public Health distributed a release this week saying there was a possible Ebola case in the city. From Facebook:

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Where Was Watson On Ebola Virus?

As officials are testing a person at The Ottawa Hospital, Mayor Jim Watson is tweeting this. — So the City of Ottawa releases information that a person at the Ottawa Hospital is being tested for the Ebola virus. That’s the … Continue reading

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Open Letter To Mayor On Traffic

This is an open letter to Mayor Jim Watson from resident Phillip Dempsey concerning the traffic situation on Tiverton Drive: Mayor Watson I am taking the liberty of communicating with you regarding the above captioned matter. While you are in … Continue reading

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Batting Last, Jim Watson: Whopper Watch

This is grim. How much did Mayor Jim Watson know about bringing Double-A baseball to Ottawa? Very, very little. Case in point. Watson in an interview with the Citizen’s Joanne Chianello said that Triple-A baseball was too rich for Ottawa’s … Continue reading

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Behind Laurent Beaulieu

One of the collected works of Laurent Beaulieu who has become the top commenter on The Bulldog news site.  — Out of nowhere and just as the campaign for mayor heats up, retired diplomat (he of highly undiplomatic language and … Continue reading

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New Platform For Watson: Top 10 List

With Oct. 27 closing in and candidate Anwar Syed nipping on Mayor Jim Watson’s heels, panic has overrun the Watson camp for fear of losing the municipal election. So his crack campaign elves have completely revamped his platform as Watson teeters on … Continue reading

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Kate And Jim, Together Again

Talk about the Odd Couple. A combination of signs in Kitchissippi. — Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs are the closest of political allies. Unknown is if Watson believes she is a good councillor (though that’s what he’ll … Continue reading

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Get Watson Tax Cap Right: Reader

It’s the great commenter Sheridan looking with disdain at Mayor Jim Watson’s pledge to keep tax increases at less than two per cent. The Bulldog correctly labels this a “shell game,” as reporter Joanne Chianello completely neglects the issue of … Continue reading

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Chianello Falls For Watson Shell Game

One can understand Mayor Jim Watson convincing the public that he will not increase taxes more than two per cent. However, you just wonder how Watson can snow Citizen columnist Joanne Chianello. It’s her job to be on the lookout … Continue reading

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O’Brien Respected Democracy: Reader

Here is a Facebook post from reader Phillip Blancher:

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Jim Watson: Yesterday’s Man

In newspapers at present, the edifices they built to hold massive presses, huge advertising and circulation departments and large reporting and editing teams are being dismantled. Why? Because small is in. Papers aren’t as profitable as they once were so … Continue reading

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Independent Bulldog Turns Two Today

Many thank you’s to the great readership and commenters on The Bulldog. Your support has kept The Bulldog healthy as this news site celebrates its second birthday as an independent entity. Freedom of speech is alive and well here. On Sept. … Continue reading

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City Has Mickey Mouse Operation: Reader

Great commenter Sheridan took on the pressing issue of whether Jim Watson is a better mayor than Larry O’Brien. To best understand Sheridan’s comments, please read this post first: Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien. Here’s Sheridan: “Don’t you … Continue reading

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Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien: Top 10 List

Don’t you miss pictures like this one? — Ahh, you never thought you’d see this in print, but it’s true. The Bulldog thinks Mayor Jim Watson is better than someone else at something. In this case, it’s former mayor Larry O’Brien. … Continue reading

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It’s All About Jim

How about a few real solutions, Jim Watson. Watson, to much fanfare, has allocated $2 million for affordable housing. Does the mayor care about affordable housing? Not with $2 million he doesn’t. Think for a moment … $2 million will … Continue reading

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O’Brien Was A Democrat

A Facebook friend takes on whether Mayor Jim Watson’s job performance is better than former mayor Larry O’Brien:

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Watson’s A Fraidy Cat: Darren Wood

Mayoral candidate Darren Wood believes he has Mayor Jim Watson running scared: I would recommend people talk to their co-workers, neighbors and friends and ask who they are considering in this year’s mayoral election. More and more I am hearing … Continue reading

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Was O’Brien A Better Mayor Than Watson?

The ever-solid Bulldog commenter Sheridan wonders if Mayor Jim Watson is a worse administrator than the former mayor Larry O’Brien. We also like Sheridan’s comment at the end of his note that “every citizen of Ottawa (of reading age) should make … Continue reading

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The Failure Of Civic Democracy: Poll Results

The real tragedy of the upcoming municipal campaign is that Ottawans have little choice and few places to vent grievances, if at all. The Bulldog poll on Mayor Jim Watson’s first four years in office shows great disappointment with his … Continue reading

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