Ottawa West News - Federal budget good news for transit, housing: councillors

I was happy to speak with Ottawa West News regarding the Federal Budget's impact on Ottawa. 

"The municipalities have been saying that transit and housing are priorities, they didn’t just nod and smile, this budget shows they were listening."

Please click here for the full article 

Stage2 LRT Public Consultation - Bayshore Extension

CBCA.PNGA public consultation was held to provide residents with more information on the Stage2 LRT staff recommendation that the LRT line be extended from Bayshore to Moodie. The consultation was held in the neighbouring community of Crystal Beach-Lakeview. Residents were given a full presentation and then had the opportunity to ask questions. You can view the full presentation here. 

The federal government commits to fund $11.2B over the next 11 years toward affordable housing

Today the Federal Government announced their 2017 budget. My office had a chance to do a quick review of what the budget will mean for affordable housing in Ottawa.

Please see below for a couple of key announcements made today: 

See & Hear

Mark Taylor on 1310's Power Lunch - March 23, 2017

I was pleased to join 1310's Power Lunch with Mark Sutcliffe and Michael Allen yesterday to discuss Budget 2017, bilingualism, Starbucks, financial literacy training, and the attack in London.

Please click here for the full audio clip.


Boys and Girls Club and Ottawa Community Housing Arts Camp Launch

Thanks to Ottawa Community Housing for putting on this great March Break arts camp with the Boys and Girls Club. I was grateful to attend and listen to the children's performances and say a couple words along with Councillor Fleury, Stephane Giguere, Stefan Keyes, and Christo Bilukidi.


Please click here to see more photos.  


March Column

Dear neighbours,

I was happy to walk in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk for the Ottawa Mission. Volunteers raised $147,662.00 to help the Ottawa Mission continue to serve people most in need. I kicked off the event with my colleagues MPP Yasir Naqvi and Councillor Mathieu Fleury. 


February Column

Dear neighbours,

In light of the tragedy in Quebec, I accepted the invitation to speak at the Abraar school and Muslim Association of Canada Youth Centre Masjid during Friday prayers.  


January Column

Dear neighbours,

I hope you and your families had a refreshing holiday and are enjoying the snowy winter weather so far this January.