Tag Archives: Jim Watson

Why The Mayor Didn’t Debate In Richmond: Top 10 List

The first mayoral debate of the 2014 election is tonight but the hoedown is missing one player … His Worshipnator Jim Watson. We think Watson is missing the blast because the mayor likes his PR to be perfect and debates … 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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Watson Is Right On Debate: Reader

Here is a comment far different than Sheridan’s words on Saturday. This one is from Bulldog commenter David: Here’s a question: why is the Richmond Village Association hosting a mayoral candidates’ debate before the time to register as a candidate … Continue reading

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Watson’s Campaign Platform: Top 10 List

On Tuesday, the campaign for municipal office gets serious. Why our Mayor Jim Watson took a week (a whole week) late in the summer to develop his platform for Oct. 27. Like most candidates, he will release his ideas in … Continue reading

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Watson Wrong To Ignore Richmond Debate

Should Mayor Jim Watson be at the first mayoral all-candidate meeting staged by the Richmond Village Association? Yes. Will he be there? No. Now why is this? Here’s a man who can attend the opening of an envelope and yet can’t … Continue reading

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The Mythical Truck Tunnel

Must be election season. Why else would you re-announce money for a study of a downtown truck tunnel that simply won’t be built and might be quite dangerous were an accident occur down there with a vehicle carrying a large … Continue reading

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Should The Bulldog Run For Mayor? Vote

Let’s have some fun today. The news is very slow now so we’ll give this a try. For years The Bulldog has been asked if this news site was being written in preparation for a run for mayor. Furthermore The Bulldog was … Continue reading

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Who Would Make The Best Mayor? Vote

So here’s another poll looking at the mayoral election with The Bulldog added into the list of candidates. Pick your favourite candidate in the poll box below. You get one vote.

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Maguire Attacks Watson Debt Record

This is a letter to The Bulldog from mayoral candidate Mike Maguire: Ottawa has a serious debt problem that has gotten measurably worse in the last 4 years.  Our City debt was $700M when Mayor Watson started his 4 year … Continue reading

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The Ottawa Champions: Who Cares?

So the baseball Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League have unveiled their new logo and it is characteristic of the way the league and the team is being run. The team picked the logo from 80 amateur drawings and then … Continue reading

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Watson Has Clear Road To Election Win

The last bump in the road to Mayor Jim Watson winning the Oct. 27 municipal election has been removed. The Bulldog has learned that a prominent Ottawan, a politician, who had been weighing whether of not to take on Watson, … Continue reading

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Hobbs Exploits The Power Of The Pooch

We here at The Bulldog know how important it is to feature a cute puppy to garner attention. Why our whole site is named after the droop-lipped canine. So here at The Bulldog, we respect dogs. Apparently so does our … Continue reading

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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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