Tag Archives: Jim Watson

Watson Crushes Lazy Campaigners

This is a comment from the superb writer and commenter Sheridan on the outcome of The Bulldog mayoral poll. To read the poll results to which Sheridan refers, click here: I think Mayor Jim Watson still has the advantage among … Continue reading

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Mayor In Election Mode

This is an email from frequent Bulldog contributor Bruce Webster: Did you notice that the mayor Jimbo managed to attend at least five events on Friday? Good thing the city runs so well that the head overseer can be out of office … Continue reading

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Bulldog Poll Has Surprise Outcome

Maybe the Bulldog Poll just reflects the readership of bulldogottawa.com. Or maybe more. One thing is certain. Candidate Mike Maguire has an amazing lead over incumbent Jim Watson in our poll. Even more interesting is that in the doggiest days … Continue reading

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CITY VOTE ’14

Here is a compendium of Bulldog Ottawa stories covering the Ottawa municipal election on Oct. 27:

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Give Us City Hall Leadership

Mayor Jim Watson’s term has been marked by many administrative errors. — Frequent Bulldog commenter and community activist Ron Benn serves up this very interesting comment on the breakdown in municipal administration: Mayor Jim Watson’s most notable achievement in the 3 … Continue reading

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Ottawa’s Brutal Administration: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett, filling in for regular host Rob Snow, discusses with Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray what’s wrong with Ottawa City Hall administration as illustrated by the green-bin audit. To hear The Bulldog segment of the Afternoon Edition, use the … Continue reading

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Watson’s Great Ottawa Sites: Top 10 List

Who needs the Grand Canyon when Ottawa has the Bruce Pit. — “It looks like our version of the Eiffel Tower right here in Riverside South. This is going to be a new landmark,” Mayor Jim Watson said at the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge … Continue reading

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Piled As High As The Bridge: Whopper Watch

Perhaps The Bulldog is not showing the right collegiality as illustrated on the Stepford Council, but isn’t incredible how high politicians can pile this stuff: “It looks like our version of the Eiffel Tower right here in Riverside South. This is going to … Continue reading

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Mayor’s PR Machine Never Sleeps

So as the green-bin scandal whirled around Ottawa City Hall, what was our Mayor Jim Watson doing? What else? Handing out a plaque. Another grip-and-grin photo. Business as usual. The man is relentless. Why and Katie Hobbs was there. A … Continue reading

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Watson’s Management Of The News

Here’s how you distract the media from the horrid audit of the Orgaworld contract. Take a bus-full of media to Lansdowne to open the stade. That means fewer media covering the green-bin train wreck and a good-news story to offset … Continue reading

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Watson’s Video Version Of His Campaign Whoppers

About 407 viewers have been treated to this Jim Watson campaign video on YouTube. Whadda guy.  — It is amazing how high you can pile fertilizer and no one is better in stacking that garden supplement that our Mayor Jim … Continue reading

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More Canada 150 PR Bumpf

Isn’t it amazing how Mayor Jim Watson can stretch a piddly million dollars for the 2017 Canada anniversary into so many press releases? Whadda guy. Well the electioneering mayor has spit out another one … this time, wait for it, … Continue reading

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Trinketgate And Dr. Rainer Clouseau

The brilliant Sheridan has come up with one of his best comments ever. It deserves better play so The Bulldog is giving it a full post. This time he looks into the Ottawa City Council trinket scandal … you know, sports … Continue reading

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Planning In A Municipal Election Year

Why if The Bulldog didn’t know better, he would say it is an election year. So people such as Mayor Jim Watson and planning committee chairman Peter Hume know they might have alienated large portions of the public by having … Continue reading

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Watson Has Failed Public Transit

Commenter Sheridan is an important part of what we do here at The Bulldog. His cogent analysis of urban issues is one of the highlights of this publication. Here Sheridan examines public-transit funding, its sustainability and its impact on mayor … Continue reading

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Little Italy: Planning As Usual

The character of Little Italy is disappearing as the area gentrifies. — Little Italy has a lot in common with Westboro. In Westboro, the city laid down wide pink sidewalks and allowed out-of-control intensification so that rents just skyrocketed. Mom-and-pop … Continue reading

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Watson’s Election Accomplishments: Top 10 List

Credit where credit is due. Mayor Jim Watson has done a lot of things during his four years in office. Now that the municipal election approaches, here is a list of the accomplishments Watson will take to voters Oct. 27: 10. … Continue reading

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Watson’s Rift With Wynne

People who are in a difficult spot remember who their friends are and who didn’t show up when the going got tough. I’m blessed by my friends because they have continually been behind me during unfortunate times. I’m the luckiest … Continue reading

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Watson Takes On Hudak: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray look at Mayor Jim Watson’s incursion into the Ontario election campaign. Snow asks on his Afternoon Edition if Watson had a good political week as a result of this action.

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I Am Watson, Hear Me Roar

Will wonders never cease? Mayor Jim Watson’s puny $1-million offering to Canada’s 150th celebration for 2017 is off to a roaring start. Watson joined community leaders at Ottawa City Hall Sunday for a gab-fest on ideas for the fete. And … Continue reading

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What Do You Expect, Jim Watson? Whopper Watch

Now let’s see … just how eager is Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak to answer Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson’s quiz on municipally related questions? Not much. After all Watson was a two-time cabinet minister at Queen’s Park in the former … Continue reading

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How Many Timmies Can Jimmy Buy?

The great Bulldog commenter Sheridan sent in this opinion on Thursday. Sheridan finds the bucks stop at Ottawa City Hall: How many Timbits can the city buy with a million dollars?

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Hobbs, Watson, Bloess: What Could Go Wrong?

That rare triple Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs, Mayor Jim Watson and Innes Councillor Rainer Bloess, will join Thursday to show Ottawans how to make suggestions for the city’s celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The municipality has set aside $1 … Continue reading

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Urgent! Urgent! 2017 News

Here is the earth-shattering news Thursday on how to participate in Ottawa’s 2017 planning. This has occurred as advertised in a Bulldog previous post: Prior to this Sunday’s 2017 Ideas Forum, Mayor Jim Watson joined Councillors Rainer Bloess and Katherine Hobbs, … Continue reading

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Watson Gets Responses To Provincial Quiz

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: On May 13, 2014, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson sent a provincial issues questionnaire to the Leaders of Ontario’s four main political parties. Today the Mayor released the responses that were received … Continue reading

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