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Let’s Animate Ottawa: Cohen

The National Capital Commission and Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen would like to “animate” Ottawa’s waterways. Sounds like something Walt Disney might do. Would it go something like the above?  — Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen (otherwise known as the chairman of … Continue reading

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Mizrahi Goes To OMB

It’s official. Mizrahi Development Group is going to the Ontario Municipal Board to appeal the City of Ottawa’s rejection of amendments to the Official Plan and the zoning bylaw to, among other things, allow a 12-storey building at 1451 and … Continue reading

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No Hard Feelings: Canning

Here’s a rather generous email that Somerset candidate Martin Canning sent out to his supporters after his loss in this week’s municipal election. We hope that other such notes are this conciliatory: What a day. What a week. What a … Continue reading

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FULL LOCAL: Latest Ottawa News

Full Local brings you the best in Ottawa news, information and opinion from the city’s news sites and blogs – all in real time. Full Local‘s content changes minute-by-minute. When there’s something happening in Ottawa, you’ll get it first in Full … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Eek! Jim Watson

Well, here’s something even I wouldn’t say about this week’s civic electoral outcome. This from Twitter:

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POLITICS JAM: Latest And Best Canadian Opinion

Politics Jam on Bulldog Canadian brings together the best Canadian columnists and opinion-makers all in one place and in real time. There’s faster way of keeping informed quickly and in real time of the finest in Canadian opinion. The Bulldog brings … Continue reading

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Watson’s Post-Win Comments: Top 10 List

So we’ve got a new, same-old mayor today. Yes, Jim Watson was re-elected to another four years of brilliant legislation. Thank goodness. If we lose Watson, who’s left to satirize? Look, it’s like this … The Bulldog needs Jim Watson. … Continue reading

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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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Debate, Discuss, Chat: Bulldog Live Blog

Here we go … one full day of live blogging for Ottawa’s municipal election. This will be a bit of a grind but The Bulldog would really like to get into some debates and discussions about the election, the campaign … Continue reading

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Please Post Election Comments On Live Blog

As it says on the headline above, could the Dawg Pack please put election comments on the Bulldog Live Blog so that we can focus the discussion in one place? Much thank you. Woof!

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Can You Say Mayor Maguire? Poll Results

What? Are you serious? Despite all indications to the contrary, Bulldog readers say in Sunday’s Bulldog Poll that candidate Mike Maguire will win today’s mayoral tilt. No doubt this will come as a surprise, even to Maguire. And what does … Continue reading

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The Bulldog’s Endorsements

Twenty-three wards and a mayor later, The Bulldog is the only serious Ottawa publication doing endorsements to the best of our knowledge. One Ottawa publication says it’s not doing endorsements (after decades of doing them) because they unfairly influence voters. … Continue reading

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French President To Address Parliament

This is a release from the Prime Minister’s Office: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that François Hollande, President of the French Republic, will address Canada’s Parliament as part of his first State Visit to Canada from November 2 to … Continue reading

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John Kerry To Visit Ottawa

This is a release from the foreign affairs department: Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Ottawa on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. “Canada and the United States have been partners, allies and … Continue reading

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Who Is Your Pick For Mayor? Bulldog Poll

Well, here we go. This is the last Bulldog Poll before Monday’s election. In the past, the readership of The Bulldog has shown overwhelming support for candidate Mike Maguire. Let’s see if that holds just before election day. And while … Continue reading

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Which Councillor Is Most Likely To Lose? Bulldog Poll

The Bulldog has been trying to get some input from the various councillor races and this might be the way to do it. Here’s the question: Which incumbent councillor is most likely to lose? An interesting proposition we think. After … Continue reading

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The Mayor Of Oz

The wee Wizard of Oz at the controls of his illusion machine. — In the movie The Wizard of Oz is a much respected master of illusion — the Wizard. The Wizard appears to have great powers and a fearsome … Continue reading

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Redblacks Tribute To Our Fallen Soldiers

Below is a YouTube video of the ceremonies honouring our fallen soldiers on home soil at the Ottawa Redblacks game on Friday evening. The video was shot by Mark Blevis.

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Champlain Bridge To Lose Lane

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: From October 27th to October 30th, motorists can expect localized lane closures on the Champlain Bridge between 9 am and 3 pm, due to regular maintenance and HOV sign replacement work. … Continue reading

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Who Knew? Election Interest Soars

Didn’t think there was much interest in this municipal election? Well this is a surprise. The page view count today on The Bulldog is running at twice the level it normally does at this time of day. Without a mayor’s … Continue reading

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Watson Takes Half A Step Forward

When people think of a mayor responding well during a crisis, they recall New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 9/11 tragedy. — Mayor Jim Watson took half a step forward from being a politician to becoming a leader. Watson … Continue reading

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Tough Sherring Needed On Council

Scott Hodge, a candidate in Gloucester-South Nepean ward, has extensive community experience plus a business and government background. Hodge says he would bring his financial acumen from his professional duties to city hall. In addition, he would consider starting express … Continue reading

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‘We Will Not Be Intimidated:’ Harper

This is a release from the Prime Minister’s Office: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks: “My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil. “Today, our thoughts … Continue reading

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Ottawa Together

We’re all a little shaken today that our gentle city has seen such violence. A soldier at guard over a fallen warrior becomes a fallen soldier himself. A shooter is gunned down in the halls of Parliament. Our elected representatives … Continue reading

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