TagLarry O’Brien

Lansdowne: Forget Waterfall Deals

O'Brien

O’Brien

This is a comment from frequent Bulldog contributor Sheridan concerned the Lansdowne deal:

I don’t believe that the city should ever enter into such complex, waterfall contracts.

One might even question whether P3 contracts have ever been beneficial to the taxpayer. But certainly one would have expected former mayor Larry O’Brien (who was a long-time businessman) and Kent Kirkpatrick, the city manager, to have understood the terms of this waterfall contract.

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Can You Run Against LRT Errors In 2018?

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

Finally it appears the light rail route through the west end is set in stone but for the good people at the Unitarian Church, the nearby daycare and its seniors home.

So what do we have at the end of this great clash of ideas?

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Why O’Brien Reads The Bulldog: Top 10 List

O'Brien

O’Brien

Ah we missed former Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien here at The Bulldog.

You know, his nasty comments, his factual errors, his temper, his accusations.

Gee you wonder why he had trouble getting along with council. O’Brien is so team-oriented, so cooperative. Up with people, Larry O’Brien. Welcome back from Florida.

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Larry, Jim, Sue And As The Bulldog Turns

KD ... right?

KD … right?

Why it’s just like old times.

Crashing and banging of comments. The return of King D—, KD, Willy Williams, Wee Willy, Willy “Larry” Williams and who now says he is former Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien. Willy “Larry” Williams is like a dark cloud on a summer day. Love him.

So apparently, according to Larry, The Bulldog has an enemies list a la Richard Nixon. Sheesh, how much time does he think I have?

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Forgive Us, Ms. Hobbs And Larry O’Brien

Hobbs

Hobbs

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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Light Rail? Come On: Whopper Watch

O'Brien

O’Brien

Don’t really know what writer Mark Brownlee was thinking when he wrote this whopper in Wednesday’s Citizen:

(Larry O’Brien) scrapped an ill-advised plan and replaced it with the 12.5-kilometre spine that will serve as the basis for most every other transit project in this city for the next century.

In truth, O’Brien scrapped a good plan that ran from Barrhaven to the University of Ottawa at one-third the cost of the current $2.1-billion tunnel project. That stretches from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair Road.

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O’Brien Respected Democracy: Reader

Here is a Facebook post from reader Phillip Blancher:

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Larry O’Brien Wants To Be My Friend

Has ex-mayor Larry O’Brien turned into Mr. Rogers? He wants to be nice.

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Has former mayor Larry O’Brien gone from swagger to being as nice as Mr. Rogers.

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Independent Bulldog Turns Two Today

bulldogMany thank you’s to the great readership and commenters on The Bulldog.

Your support has kept The Bulldog healthy as this news site celebrates its second birthday as an independent entity. Freedom of speech is alive and well here.

On Sept. 17, 2012 at 6 a.m., The Bulldog was first published as an independent entity.

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City Has Mickey Mouse Operation: Reader

O'Brien

O’Brien

Great commenter Sheridan took on the pressing issue of whether Jim Watson is a better mayor than Larry O’Brien.

To best understand Sheridan’s comments, please read this post first: Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien.

Here’s Sheridan:

“Don’t you miss pictures like this one?” Yes, I certainly do, because those were the days when the Ottawa Senators reached the Stanley Cup finals:

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Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien: Top 10 List

O'Brien

Don’t you miss pictures like this one?

Ahh, you never thought you’d see this in print, but it’s true.

The Bulldog thinks Mayor Jim Watson is better than someone else at something. In this case, it’s former mayor Larry O’Brien.

Read on my good Dawg Pack with a new Top 10 list. Enjoy this one, Your Worship.

Here are 10 reasons why Mayor Jim Watson is better than former mayor Larry O’Brien.

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O’Brien Was A Democrat

A Facebook friend takes on whether Mayor Jim Watson’s job performance is better than former mayor Larry O’Brien:

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Was O’Brien A Better Mayor Than Watson?

O'Brien

O’Brien

The ever-solid Bulldog commenter Sheridan wonders if Mayor Jim Watson is a worse administrator than the former mayor Larry O’Brien.

We also like Sheridan’s comment at the end of his note that “every citizen of Ottawa (of reading age) should make The Bulldog their required daily reading.”

We couldn’t agree more. Here’s Sheridan:

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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

Watson

Watson

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 Lansdowne in the PR sense, even by his voluminous standards.

Now Watson is joined by two councillors on this vote gravy train in a grip-and-grin event today.

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Watson’s Great Ottawa Sites: Top 10 List

grand canyon

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 opening on Saturday.

“Forget the Sydney Opera House, forget the bridge in St. Louis. We’ve got the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge.”

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