News

Flooding in Low-Lying Areas - Britannia area (21 April)

I wanted to take a moment to share with Britannia area residents a recent warning from the Provincial Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in conjunction with the Ottawa River Regulatory Planning Board.

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Ottawa Sun - Many reasons require many housing affordability solutions

My thoughts on the Ontario Housing announcement and some of the progress we have made tackling homelessness as shared with the Ottawa Sun.

Please click here for the full Ottawa Sun article. 

Forestry's Spring 2017 Planting Program - Bay Ward

Forestry’s spring planting program is scheduled to begin the week of May 1st and will run, weather permitting, until the third week of June. This includes tree planting in parks, at City facilities, and along streets. Please find attached a detailed list of locations where trees will be planted in ward 7.  Note that this information is what is planned as of today and cancellations/changes typically occur.

See & Hear

Alliance to End Homelessness 2016 Report Launch

I was pleased to have an opportunity to offer the city's perspective on the Alliance's 2016 report. There is a lot of work to be done, but the city is making positive progress regarding affordable housing. 

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Mark Taylor on 1310 Power Lunch - April 11, 2017

Deputy Mayor Taylor was on 1310 Power Lunch with Mark Sutcliffe and Mel Adams. Topics discussed included the new Moneysense neighbourhood rankings, the United Airlines debacle, Wendy's nuggets, and Jian Ghomeshi.

Please click here for full audio of the interview

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Community LRT Meeting - Woodpark

We had a great public meeting last night in Woodpark. The focus was the Stage2 LRT line. The turnout was amazing, wonderful to see so many residents engaged. We heard a variety of comments and suggestions and discussed a number of topics like noise and vibration, connectivity, parking, and traffic.

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Please click here for more photos from the meeting

Opinion

Continuing the LRT Charge - April Column

Dear neighbours,

On March 8, 2017, my council colleagues and I approved the Staff recommendation that Stage2 of the LRT west be extended from Bayshore to Moodie Drive. A public consultation was held on March 22 to provide residents with more information as well as the opportunity to ask questions. 

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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. 

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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.  

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