Tag Archives: Rick Chiarelli

Guns And Gangs: Quotable

Here are Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau’s words on gangs and shootings. They are worth repeating: “While the focus of the Ottawa Police is squarely on enforcement and pro-active policing, we know that the solutions to this issue rest with the … Continue reading

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Chiarelli Takes Lead On Gangs

This is a release from the office of College Councillor Rick Chiarelli. Has it come to the point now where councillors are having to take the lead in the community because the mayor’s office is unable to act in an … Continue reading

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Brave 2015 Predictions: Top-10 List

Councillor Rick Chiarelli … appointed the Loneliest Man In Town. — Everyone is making predictions about 2015 so why can’t The Bulldog? Here goes in the form of a Top 10 List: 10. Ex-Kitchissippi councillor Katharine Hobbs leaves planet to return … Continue reading

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Watson Goes To Ground On Gangs

The rash of shootings recently in Ottawa aren’t new. So why did it take so long for the municipal government to get involved? Is this one of Mayor Jim Watson’s let-management-do-what-it-wants-no-matter-the-consequences moves? It finally took Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Diane Deans in … Continue reading

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Alcohol-Free Fete Slated For New Year’s

This is a release from the office of College Councillor Rick Chiarelli: Rick Chiarelli’s Alcohol-free Family New Year’s Eve event started 22 years ago as an anti-impaired driving project and has grown to be a huge city-wide success with thousands of people … Continue reading

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Pick Chiarelli In College Ward

College ward councillor Rick Chiarelli is running again for re-election which is not unusual given that Chiarelli has been in municipal government since he was a teenager. He loves the job. For example for more than a year and on … Continue reading

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New Library Likely A Go: Chiarelli – Podcast

College Councillor Rick Chiarelli says there is about a 75-per-cent chance that a new main library will be built using a rather innovative funding arrangement and constructing it as a public-private partnership. The former board chairman of the Ottawa Public … Continue reading

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Who Would Replace Jim Watson?

So Pierre Bourque called me from CFRA Monday wondering about who I thought would make a good mayor of Ottawa. This was all good except we tailed away from the original question and I never did say who might make a … Continue reading

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Councillors Missing In Action

Exactly what are these councillors up to? Three councillors you would expect to file nomination papers haven’t done so.

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Staff Gave Faulty Info On Orgaworld Deal

Council was given inaccurate information and faulty methodology was used in framing the Orgaworld contract, audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli said Monday. “Council could not make a good decision,” Chiarelli said as the controversial audit is due to be released … Continue reading

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Will Lalonde Leave As Lion Or Lamb?

Keep Nov. 28 marked in your calendar. That’s when City of Ottawa auditor general Alain Lalonde presents his last audits before he rides off into the sunset of retirement. Audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli says there will be a followup … Continue reading

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Orgaworld Negotiations Reach Critical Point

The long-delayed release of the Orgaworld audit should happen before the end of the year, audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli says. That’s because the arbitration between the City of Ottawa and Orgaworld is reaching a critical point. Either an agreement … Continue reading

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