Ottawa Community News - Britannia's flood control berm completion scheduled for fall

Ottawa Community News reporter Melissa Murray provides an update on the Britannia Berm. Please click here for the full news article. 


Legalization of Cannabis - Ottawa Public Health report

Tonight my Board of Health Colleagues and I approved Ottawa Public Health's recommendations to the federal government with respect to access to edible cannabis products and strengthening restrictions on packaging and labeling of cannabis products.

Federal Government NR - significant funding to extend Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit system

Thank you to our Federal partners for confirming their funding today for Stage2 to serve Bay Ward and Ottawa. All levels of government are now on board for this important transportation link. $1.15B investment from the Federal government was just announced to assist in getting Stage 2 LRT up and running.

Please see below for more details from the today's announcement:


See & Hear

Mark Taylor on CFRA's News & Views with Rob Snow - June 20, 2017

I was happy to join CFRA's Rob Snow this afternoon to briefly discuss marijuana dispensaries and upcoming regulations.

Mark Taylor on 1310 Power Lunch - June 9, 2017

Great joining Mark and Shelley on 1310's Power Lunch segment today. 


Mark Taylor on 1310 Power Lunch - May 31, 2017

Great joining Mark and Stephanie on 1310's Power Lunch segment today. We had a chance to discuss everything from appropriate statues to Kathy Griffin. Please click here for the full audio clip



Continuing Consultations - June Column

May was a month of community consultations and I believe we made some significant progress with our Stage 2 LRT plans. The public feedback we are receiving is helping us to improve how we move around our city. I encourage anyone who continues to have questions relating to what the new LRT will mean for their community to please reach out to my office or the stage 2 LRT team . 


Development in our community

Ontario Announces New Proposed Changes to the Land Use Planning and Appeal System

May 18, 2017

This week the Government of Ontario announced new proposed changes to the Land use Planning and Appeal System. My colleagues and I were pleased to see the Province take this important step in returning the ultimate decision making authority in planning matters to the community and local government. 

Celebrating our Volunteers - May Column

Dear neighbours,

First, I'd like to take a moment to thank the incredible efforts of all our volunteers who helped out with the ongoing flooding efforts. There is still lots to do for affected homeowners with the cleanup efforts, and I know our superb volunteers will keep up the great work. 

It was an honour to present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers with Her Excellency Sharon Johnston and Mayor Watson to our hardworking Bay Ward residents: Ms. Anna Bevilacqua, Mr. Maurice Charlebois, and Ms. Carmela Graziani. Thanks for all the great work you do!