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Hobbs Loses Her Last Wish

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Even former Kitchissippi councillor Katherine Hobbs didn’t get her way on the western light-rail deal.

One of Hobbs’ main reasons for putting the line down the Macdonald Parkway was to afford commuters a beautiful look at the magnificent Ottawa River. Why commuters are people too and they deserve nice views.

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Hobbs’ Employment Test

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One Ottawa City Hall wag brought up a good point or two after my diatribe on Friday  The Unholy Triumvirate That Runs Ottawa that illustrated how the municipality is really run.

This person said that campaign donations from developers don’t have a big effect on mayoral and councillor voting patterns.

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Westboro No More

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Now in this post, your agent is using Westboro in the broadest sense … perhaps correctly meaning the old west end but much more recognizable as Westboro to people from Orleans or Barrhaven. So stand down Hintonburgers.

Why does Westboro keep being abused?

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Forgive Us, Ms. Hobbs And Larry O’Brien

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Things are getting desperate around Bulldog World Headquarters.

We miss ex-Kitchissippi councillor Katherine Hobbs and former mayor Larry O’Brien.

I know, I know … you’re going to say that The Bulldog did not appreciate them when they were around. That The Dawg was not a small amount responsible for their electoral demise. But as content-producers, well a tip of the hat to the two.

Man we need help around here. Mayor Jim Watson hasn’t pulled a full goofy yet and the guy who does Whopper Watch is hanging out with Councillor Rick Chiarelli at the Maytag Repairman Depot.

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The Power’s Back On, Ms. Hobbs

The staff and management of The Bulldog would like to express its heart-felt thanks to Hydro Ottawa for its help in the production of this publication this morning.

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Where’s Katherine Hobbs?

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Who is representing Kitchissippi for the last two weeks of council’s term?

So if Matthew Pearson of the Citizen is correct in his assumption on Twitter that Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs has left her office with her staff, who is representing her ward for the next two weeks?

You know, the humdrum phone calls about city services such as the garbage not being picked up. That is part of the job of a councillor. And will she be paid for these two weeks if she really is absent?

The new city council’s term begins on Dec. 1. According to Pearson, Hobbs flew the coop on Nov. 14.

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Thank God And Greyhound You’re Gone

With luck, soon-to-be-ex-councillor Katherine Hobbs will be playing this song on her Buick’s eight-track when she goes to, say, Toronto. Or on the bus wearing her Sony Walkman. Yes, Thank God and Greyhound by Roy Clark.

Well Kitchissippi has at least 7,557 residents who aren’t stupid.

That’s the number who voted for Hintonburg community activist Jeff Leiper who won the ward this week in the municipal election. They were the people who did their homework and discovered a thinking candidate who has their best interests at heart.

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Hobbs Voted Most Likely To Lose: Poll Results

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Good morning voters.

Here are the results from Sunday’s Bulldog Poll on which councillors are most likely to lose.

Normally The Bulldog would ask which councillor would win, but the “losing” way of dealing with it tends to eliminate ballot-box stuffing.

Our friend Katherine Hobbs, the Kitchissippi councillor, leads the pack of councillors who are likely to be looking for work on Tuesday.

Here are the poll results:

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Gray, Snow Look At Kitchissippi Ward

cfraCFRA Afternoon Edition host Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray take a look at one of the most contested wards in Monday’s Ottawa municipal election … Kitchissippi.

Here incumbent Katherine Hobbs is sawing off with former Hintonburg Community Asssociation chief Jeff Leiper with Michelle Reimer in the fight as well.

Leiper appears to be in the lead but what might save Hobbs is the fact that she has two major opponents who might split the opposition vote. That’s happened before in this highly politicized ward.

Here’s Gray and Snow on CFRA:

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Petition Aimed At Ending Bus Detour

Things are getting tough in Kitchissippi ward.

This anonymous letter is being sent to homes in the ward concerning the plan to run the Transitway bus detour due to light-rail construction on Scott Street.

This issue is obviously a weak point for Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs because the hated (in the ward at least) of the bus detour came about on the councillor’s watch.

Somebody is working hard to defeat the councillor.

Here’s the letter:

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We’ll Miss You Katie Hobbs

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Oh that Katie Hobbs. She’s got one slick website.

Found this on the re-election website of Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs.

Why does she need to say what her “sole motivation” is?

“I ran for councillor to help people in my community. It is my sole motivation.”

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Rogue Letter Has Kitchissippi Boiling

Here’s a copy of a letter that has been circulated around hotly contested Kitchissippi ward.

It is either the cry of a desperate anti-Katherine Hobbs resident or a fake used for political reasons.

Candidate Jeff Leiper says this letter did not originate from his team.

One would think if it came from a political camp that the principals would know how to spell Hobbs’ name.

Here’s the letter:

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Oh Come On: Whopper Watch

The issue concerning a party hosted by Ashcroft Homes for Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs is not about criticizing tenants for living in condos. Not even close.

Hobbs has made an issue of saying she is not tight with developers.

Then a party with links to Ashcroft Homes. Nothing wrong with that but the optics stink.

Now she is trying to say that people are criticizing condo residents and the builder Ashcroft Homes.

No they are not, Ms. Hobbs. They are criticizing you.

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Hobbs Is Guilty Of Nothing

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Has Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs done something illegal? Certainly not.

Has she exercised bad judgment? Most certainly yes.

Hobbs has the email address on an election party circular that looks as though it is from Ashcroft Homes. Ashcroft is building an enormous and contentious development at the site of the former Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent. Hobbs walked on a motion at Ottawa City Council giving a break on noise bylaw restrictions at the old convent site.

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Calling Saudi Arabia

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Sure The Bulldog picks up a page view or two every day from Britain or France or Singapore or the like.

Perhaps ex-pat Ottawans in foreign lands.

But here’s a new one for you. Your agent noticed 11 page views from Mecca. No, not Mecca, South Dakota, but Mecca, Mecca … the real Mecca.

That’s because there were also 11 page views from Saudi Arabia.

All of the page views were new readers. I’ll keep you posted on The Bulldog’s newest visitors.

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Kate And Jim, Together Again

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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 say). But what he likes about her most is that she is that she consistently votes along with the mayor.

So Watson is out there helping her because he likes to win his council votes.

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