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What Happened To Hume? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA journalist Pierre Bourque and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss planning committee chairman Peter Hume’s departure from city hall. To hear the broadcast, click on the podcast player below:

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Goodbye, Peter Hume

Congratulations to Alta Vista Councillor Peter Hume. After 23 years of public service, Hume will not run in the Oct. 27 municipal election. The planning committee chairman says he needs a better balance between work and family. And being a … Continue reading

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Planning In A Municipal Election Year

Why if The Bulldog didn’t know better, he would say it is an election year. So people such as Mayor Jim Watson and planning committee chairman Peter Hume know they might have alienated large portions of the public by having … Continue reading

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Little Italy: Planning As Usual

The character of Little Italy is disappearing as the area gentrifies. — Little Italy has a lot in common with Westboro. In Westboro, the city laid down wide pink sidewalks and allowed out-of-control intensification so that rents just skyrocketed. Mom-and-pop … Continue reading

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Hume’s Domtar Lands Misstep: Whopper Watch

Ahhh, Ottawa planning committee chairman Peter Hume takes a strong stand on the Domtar lands development. Hume says the City of Ottawa must play a role in making the Domtar lands project a success. And of course the city has … Continue reading

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More Secret City Changes

Given the City of Ottawa’s horrible history of failed public consultations, it’s not surprising that changing the city’s urban design panel fell far under the public’s radar. No doubt it was meant to be that way. Sort of like when … Continue reading

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Support Builds For Campaign Donor Changes

In a surprise move, my former colleagues at the Ottawa Citizen editorial board have taken a strong stand against corporation and union donations to municipal campaigns. Good on them. That flies in the face of the positions of Mayor Jim … Continue reading

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Peter Hume’s Campaign Donations

Toronto has banned donations from developers and unions to civic political campaigns. Bulldog Ottawa has strongly advocated for a similar ban for the nation’s capital. But no such luck. Mayor Jim Watson has enacted a lot of governance legislation but … Continue reading

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City Author Of McGarry Woes

Bulldog Ottawa reader Chris looks at the failed city purchase of the McGarry downtown property and blames it on the city’s own handiwork: Was reading the article on the McGarry property and it comes across as poetic justice for the … Continue reading

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City Releases Infrastructure Plan

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa’s draft 2013 Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP), designed to support affordable development growth through projects that protect the environment, was tabled today at Planning Committee. The plan charts … Continue reading

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