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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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Can Maguire Defeat Watson? Bulldog On CFRA

Pierre Bourque, pinch-hitting for Rick Gibbons on CFRA’s Homepage, caught me walking off a golf course Monday afternoon and asked about the state of the municipal election campaign and, in particular, if candidate Mike Maguire has a chance to defeat … Continue reading

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Plasco Deal Has Safety Net

If you are an incumbent politician running in an election year, the last thing you want are or potential controversies. In that final year of term, everything needs to be running smoothly. So the layoff of 12 employees at Plasco … Continue reading

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Welcome To O’Brien’s Second Term

Facebook friends take on Lansdowne and Mayor Jim Watson:

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Lansdowne: It’s Not Watson’s Project

Might there be an election coming? Mayor Jim Watson has been milking Lansdowne for votes for some time now. Updates on the stadium, this opening, that opening. Watson, never known for turning down a photo shoot, has been all over … Continue reading

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Bulletin: Bulldog And Watson Agree On French

OK, I’d like you all to take a deep breath. What is written below will come as a shock to most of you. The Bulldog is agreeing with Mayor Jim Watson. I know, I know … you think perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Flaw In Light-Rail Funding: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray discuss light-rail funding, whether Ottawa is bike and pedestrian friendly and municipal binding arbitration. To listen to The Bulldog portion of Rob Snow’s Afternoon Edition, click on the podcast player below:

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Watson’s Big LRT Errors: Whopper Watch

Mayor Jim Watson needs federal funding for Phase 2 of the light-rail project. — Oh good grief. Mayor Jim Watson says Ottawa needs to get its LRT Phase 2 funding in order soon so that momentum can continue on light … Continue reading

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Where Was Watson On City Rail Woe?

Every time a Via signal malfunctions at the Fallowfield crossing of Woodroffe Avenue, Mayor Jim Watson properly throws a fit because of safety concerns. That’s because the Fallowfield crossing is where a deadly crash occurred last fall when an OC … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy Watson’s Used-Car Arguments

What city does Mayor Jim Watson live in? When two European tourists write an open letter in the Citizen decrying the “car culture” of Ottawa, our mayor says their criticism is not warranted. What? OK. So why do most homes … Continue reading

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Watson’s Easy Politicking

Mayor Jim Watson doesn’t like binding arbitration with employees, especially now that CUPE 503, a large city union, and the municipality haven’t been able to negotiate a new contract. So it’s off to arbitration we go. Watson doesn’t like binding … Continue reading

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Maybe Ottawa Vote Needs Rob Ford

Troubled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can cause a controversy most anywhere. Why this week police had to intervene between Ford and his posse and the organizers of an all-candidates debate. Seems the organizers only wanted each candidate to have one … Continue reading

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I Hate The Bulldog: Reader

This is a submission from new Bulldog commenter Andrew. We’ve noticed an increase in the number of page views from forum.skyscaperpage.com recently so maybe this is where this comment is from. The Skyscrappers are noted for writing drivel like this so … Continue reading

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The Phantom Delays Decision

The Phantom, a high-profile candidate who is considering running for mayor, has delayed his/her decision once again. Mr. or Ms. Phantom started this exercise back in April, attempting to get all of his/her ducks in a row. Without the proper … Continue reading

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Bulldog Poll Validity Questioned

This is a comment from long-time Bulldog reader Spencer who questions the validity of The Bulldog Mayoral Poll. Spencer feels the poll is more a reflection of the views of people who read The Bulldog rather than the public at … Continue reading

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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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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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