This is novel. Mayor Jim Watson has announced he will tackle Ottawa’s gun problem once again. This time Watson will hire 10 more police officers. His Worship can say that door-to-door as he campaigns. Will 10 new officers solve the guns-and-gangs problem? Of course not. What is needed are experts in the field developing strategies that deal with the root of the problem. Not a 10-second solution. But that is far too complicated for Watson and furthermore at the end of it, there’s no ribbon to cut. So taxpayers will have a bill for 10 more officers and the problem still out there. Does anyone think that Watson has made any progress on guns-and-gangs during the two terms he has been mayor? That said, 10 officers will get Watson votes and isn’t the city run for Watson anyway. Democracy occurs every four years and then our reps tell taxpayers to get stuffed. All Watson has done on guns and gangs is hold emergency press conferences and hope the problem goes away … Another Watson election ploy. More money for road repairs. Road repairs, the legacy of Mister Two-Per-Cent. Why do we have more potholes now than when His Worship took office two terms ago? Oh it could be the lousy asphalt the mayor’s minions bought despite warnings that lousy asphalt was out there. Furthermore this is a politician who has religiously tried to reduce basic services but instead spends more on big lizards downtown celebrating the role of reptiles in the 150-year history of Canada. Bread, circuses and illusions pave the road to election victory … Want to win the election? Promise weekly garbage pickup to fight the growing vermin problem. Why biweekly pickup was another diminution of basic services over the last few years. Don’t bother to thank me potential candidates … Ottawa South MPP John Fraser as interim Liberal leader. Good on John. A good choice for a good guy …
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