Tag Archives: Ottawa City Hall

CITY VOTE ’14

Here is a compendium of Bulldog stories covering the Ottawa municipal election on Oct. 27. It’s Ottawa’s most comprehensive coverage of the upcoming municipal election. The Mayor Of Oz The Bulldog’s Endorsements Tough Sherring Needed On Council The Maguire Boost That Never … Continue reading

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Here’s The Citizen’s Election Survey

The Ottawa Citizen’s candidate survey has been circulating around city hall. — Here is a document that will leave municipal candidates with furrowed brows and anguished moments wondering how the electoral public will respond to filling in the blanks on this … Continue reading

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A Civic Ship Of Fools

This is an email to The Bulldog from frequent contributor Earle Rheaume: Seldom have I witnessed such mismanagement of people, capital, time and resources as I have through this team of so called professionals at Ottawa City Hall.

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You Like The Bulldog: Poll

Who knew we had such readership satisfaction? We polled readers, after a scathing comment from Andrew, if they like The Bulldog or not. Overwhelming they do. Perhaps that’s why they’re reading The Bulldog. About 80 per cent of respondents said they … 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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You Fund City Hall Swag: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray look at the ridiculous waste of councillor “swag” at city hall and they discuss the hopeless prospects for a Can-Am baseball team in the city. In fact, the Can-Am League is not … Continue reading

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No News? Why Here’s A Top 10 List

The summer news doldrums have started a bit early this year. Ottawa City Hall has the pulse rate of a rock. Why could it be because a municipal election is approaching? No news is good news when you want to … Continue reading

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Why All The Secrets At City Hall?

Frequent Bulldog contributor Ron Benn talks about city hall secrecy: When the policy to disclose is not followed, it is fair to pose the question of why? One event is just that, one event. Two events may be the start … Continue reading

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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

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Where Democracy Goes To Die

Ottawa City Hall heritage wing: Democracy is in jeopardy on Laurier Avenue given the recent OMB ruling on 335 Roosevelt Ave. — It’s hard to believe that the city planning department would allow a development to go to the Ontario … Continue reading

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20 Big Problems At City Hall: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA journalist Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the many problems at Ottawa City Hall right now. In fact, Gray says he’s never seen city hall running worse than it has now since he first started covering municipal … Continue reading

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Let’s Debate At Ottawa City Hall: Video

Venezuelan parliamentarians discuss the intricacies of the last presidential election in that country. Now this is a debate. While Bulldog Ottawa doesn’t encourage this kind of behaviour, not even in a hockey game, some given and take … maybe even … Continue reading

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@ottwatch Examines Lobbyist Doug Kelly’s Work

The top of consultant Doug Kelly’s extensive work at Ottawa City Hall. ottwatch.ca has developed a very useful site that make sense of the mounds of rather disorganized City of Ottawa data. If you’re a municipal geek like Bulldog Ottawa, … Continue reading

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Residents Know What’s Best For Neighbourhoods

Ottawa City Hall has lost touch with the people it represents. Poor Aaron Burry. A great capable guy with a difficult assignment. The city’s general manager of social services must change the culture and image of city staff using a … Continue reading

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End City Hall Secrecy

The protests about Ottawa City Hall secrecy are growing louder. This from Ottawa Citizen columnist Joanne Chianello on the Liveable Ottawa orchestration:

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Orchestrated News At City Hall

The closed-door policy at Ottawa City Hall continues. Here it is very well explained by the Sun’s Jon Willing, one of the bright lights on Laurier Avenue:

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City Hall Rink Of Dreams Is Open

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, along with Cyril Leeder, President of Senators Sports and Entertainment, lit the boards around the Rink … Continue reading

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