Tag Archives: Jim Watson

Forget Rob Ford, Bulldog

Frequent Bulldog commenter Lawrence criticizes the media and The Bulldog for its preoccupation with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: Frankly I have reached the point of interest in Ford as I do the Kardashians. I don’t care what happens to them. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

CITY VOTE ’14

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

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maguire Says He Offers Choice For Mayor

This is a comment from mayoral candidate Mike Maguire concerning the post, Watson Wins PR War At Crash Site: I’m not sure how many people are still hoodwinked by this sort of politicking.

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Via To Test Level Crossings: Internal Memo

This is a City of Ottawa internal memo from Mayor Jim Watson Sent: April 17, 2014 3:32 PM To: ‘=City Council’ Cc: =Mayor’s Office; Kirkpatrick, Kent; Schepers, Nancy; Kanellakos, Steve; Manconi, John; O’Connor, M. Rick; ‘steve_delbosco@viarail.ca’

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Watson Wins PR War At Crash Site

Here’s how Mayor Jim Watson gets elected. His OC Transpo buses run signal lights four times at the site of the bus-train crash north of Barrhaven near Woodroffe Avenue. The Transportation Safety Board raps the knuckles of the City of … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

What’s Watson Up To? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Ken Gray from The Bulldog discuss the recent political machinations of Mayor Jim Watson concerning cigarette butts and other assorted issues. To listen to the broadcast, click on the podcast player below:

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Watson’s Much Ado About Nothing

This is vintage Jim Watson. Our brave mayor has started a controversy about cigarette butts outside drinking establishments. After all, he must have started it because it’s never been whispered as an issue or a solution proposed as public policy. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Watson Comes Up Short

Mayor Jim Watson has slapped $1 million down to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Now a million sounds like a lot. But in reality, it would only pay for about a quarter of the overrun on the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Baird, Not Watson, Gets Via Woes Right

John Baird’s words on the continuing and appalling signal problems at Fallowfield where six people died ring truer than those of Jim Watson. The foreign minister and senior MP for eastern Ontario said he is “furious” about the Via Rail … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Watson’s Election Machinations

This is a comment from frequent Bulldog contributor Sheridan: The resignation of Somerset Councillor Diane Holmes came as a surprise. I hope this ward finds a good replacement — it will certainly be exciting to watch as there are many … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Politics Hits A New Low At Crash Site

Two culprits are apparent in the continuing problems at the Woodroffe Avenue train crossing where six people died in a crash last year. The culprits: Via Rail and OC Transpo. Via Rail owns the crossing signals at the site which … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Surprise! Watson Plays Politics Again

Brilliant Bulldog commenter Sheridan thinks Mayor Jim Watson is play politics with arbitration: Somehow this was not a crucial issue when Watson was the Minister of Municipal Affairs for Ontario. But now, Watson is crying foul and blaming the arbitrators … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Parsing Jim Watson’s Record: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray discuss whether Mayor Jim Watson deserves to be re-elected in the Oct. 27 municipal election based on his record. To hear a podcast of The Bulldog on CFRA’s Afternoon Edition, click the … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | Comments Off

The Things I’ve Done: Jim Watson

Mayor Jim Watson is a good one for the whopper. Watson is running in the Oct. 27 election on his record. It is, of course, sugar coated. He says he has held tax increases to 2.5 per cent a year. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Watson’s Critical Light-Rail Flip-Flop

Great Bulldog commenter Sheridan points out the flaws in the current light-rail project: My basic point is that, in 2004, the North-South LRT line was supposed to cost about $600 million, of which each government (municipal, provincial and federal) was … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Open Government Should Be Election Issue

Effective government is open and transparent. — What the Bulldog would really like to hear from city council and mayoral candidates leading up to the Oct. 27 election is a platform on opening up the municipal government.

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Who’s The Knee-Jerk Now?

Shortly after the Via Rail-OC Transpo bus crash that claimed six lives north of Barrhaven, the Citizen’s Kelly Egan and The Bulldog both came out the same day wondering why the City of Ottawa had not immediately taken safety measures … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Watson’s World Cup Pipedream: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss whether Ottawa should host the 2026 World Cup and if it is little more than Mayor Jim Watson’s pipedream. To listen to the Bulldog portion of Snow’s Afternoon Edition, see below:

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jim In PR Land

  Mayor Jim Watson is big on PR, low on delivering the goods. — Yes, it would be interesting to hear about Mayor Jim Watson put his public-relations facade over the litany of errors at Ottawa City Hall. In fact, … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Ottawa City Hall’s Stealth Crisis

The City of Ottawa is in a crisis that nobody knows. The cave-in at the east entrance of Ottawa’s light-rail tunnel, and the subsequent delay, could result in substantial harm to the city’s taxpayers if this becomes a trend and … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Jim Watson’s Useless Tweets

Mayor Jim Watson has an impressive 32,500 followers on Twitter. He has dispatched out an astounding 36,300 tweets. So when Waller Street collapsed above the light-rail project construction, what was Watson discussing? The province was responsible for not having liquor … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Watson’s Quality Of Life: Poll Results

Bulldog Ottawa decided to poll its readers when Mayor Jim Watson tweeted out the favourable Mercer survey results on Ottawa’s quality of life. The mayor was implicitly taking credit for at least part of this and his followers heaped praise … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

What Kirkpatrick’s Contract Tells Us

City manager Kent Kirkpatrick is a nice man heroically fighting through a major disability to perform his job. He deserves much credit for that. However during a month in which the Ontario Municipal Board tore a strip off the Ottawa … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Watson’s Ottawa Quality Of Life: Vote

Mayor Jim Watson tweets out the good news on Ottawa’s quality of life. But is the mayor responsible for it? — Mercer in its quality of living city rankings rates Ottawa second in North America behind Vancouver and 14th worldwide. … Continue reading

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Abolish The Planning Department

A city like Ottawa doesn’t need a planning department. — A friend of mine believes he has developed a sure-fire way of saving the City of Ottawa millions of dollars. Abolish the planning department.

Posted in Bulldog Ottawa | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments
1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 15