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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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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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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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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. Tough Sherring Needed On Council The Maguire Boost That Never Was Gray, Snow Look At Kitchissippi Ward … 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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City Lowers Flags For Fallen Soldier

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Flags at all City facilities will be flown at half-mast to honour the life and service of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s), who … Continue reading

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The Real Nature of Terror

Here’s one, among many today, of the worst nightmares of security officials in Canada. In the past, terrorists have focused on hard targets such as airports that have very high security. But the scariest part of this terrible incident, which … Continue reading

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Watson ‘Shocked’ By Shootings

This is a statement from Mayor Jim Watson concerning the shooting incidents near or on Parliament Hill: As with all Ottawa residents and all Canadians, I am shocked and saddened by what has happened in the last hour here in … Continue reading

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The Maguire Boost That Never Was

The Bulldog on Tuesday decided after much hand-wringing that the website would not endorse candidate Mike Maguire for mayor. In fact, early on Tuesday morning The Bulldog was going to read like what is posted below. In that incarnation of … Continue reading

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Gray, Snow Look At Kitchissippi Ward

CFRA 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 … Continue reading

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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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The Bulldog Backs No One For Mayor

Let’s give credit where credit is due and discuss what Mayor Jim Watson has done right. It won’t take long. Watson has not embarrassed his office by making wild comments on a wide assortment of issues as his predecessor did. … Continue reading

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Mayoral Choice To Be Released

By this time of the morning, Bulldog readers, god bless you all, would have usually sat down, pulled out their tablets, had a coffee, a piece of grapefruit, a bowl of corn flakes and read the commandments of the aforementioned … Continue reading

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Blackburn Hamlet Can Drink The Water Again

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has lifted the boil water advisory affecting approximately 200 addresses in the Blackburn Hamlet area. The advisory was in effect for all the addresses on the following … Continue reading

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Johnston-McKitterick Is The Bulldog’s Choice

Osgoode ward is blessed by a great number of solid candidates. They are running to replace the irreplaceable Doug Thompson who is retiring. It’s too bad some of these people didn’t move and run in urban wards where the choice … Continue reading

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You’re Wrong, Bulldog: Campaign Chief

Below is an email sent to The Bulldog by Tobi Nussbaum’s campaign manager James Anderson in Rideau-Rockcliffe ward. Of course, Anderson’s job is to defend Nussbaum, a role he does very well. But he should note on his website that I … Continue reading

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We’ll Miss You Katie Hobbs

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 … Continue reading

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The Hidden Municipal Party Agenda

This is a comment from avid Bulldog reader Ron Benn looking at the role party workers play in the municipal election: As we contemplate the question of why some candidates attract more funding than others, consider the role of the … Continue reading

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Blackburn Hamlet Must Boil Water

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. It would be nice to know in the release what the cause of the contamination is, particularly because the city has a record of being very proud of its water service: … Continue reading

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Cowan’s The Choice In Alta Vista

Alta Vista is the ward of outgoing planning committee chairman Peter Hume. Under his reign on that committee, Hume and his colleagues turned solid zoning into a suggestion and the number of storeys that would be constructed on a new … Continue reading

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Modray Says He’s The Man In Innes

This is an email from Andrew Modray, a candidate in Innes ward, who takes issue with my endorsement of his opponent Teresa Whitmore. To read the Whitmore endorsement, click here. Mr. Gray: I am glad to see you at least … Continue reading

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Pick Perry In Rideau-Rockcliffe

Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen’s favourite candidate in Rideau-Rockcliffe Tobi Nussbaum has been a lawyer, public servant and diplomat. Nussbaum has extensive community experience in the Beechwood area. His website is probably the slickest in this campaign. Full of professional video … Continue reading

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Andrew Cohen’s Library: Whopper Watch

Citizen freelancer Andrew Cohen in his latest missive doesn’t get how the new central library is the Internet: (Mayor Jim Watson’s) announcement says nothing about what a library actually means to a community. Nothing about a library as an architectural statement, … Continue reading

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