Transportation available to Max Keeping funeral

For immediate release:
October 9, 2015

Ottawa – Three OC Transpo buses will be made available to take residents to the Canadian Tire Centre for a Celebration of Life for Max Keeping on Tuesday, October 13 on a first come, first-served basis.

Memorial Park at Fallowfield Station is now open to the public

For immediate release:
October 9, 2015

Ottawa – The Memorial Park at Fallowfield Station is open to the public as of this afternoon.

The park, located in a quiet corner of the Fallowfield Park and Ride, is dedicated to the memory of the six individuals who lost their lives in the bus-train collision on September 18, 2013, and honours those whose lives were forever changed.

IRPP Task Force on Aging Report

As a Member of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) Task Force on Aging, I am pleased with the report released this morning "Designing a National Seniors Strategy for Canada" 

You can read the report here


See & Hear

Opening of the W.J Bell Rotary Peace Park

IMG_1794.JPGI was pleased to join Councillor Shad Qadri, Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville and other community leaders to open the W.J Bell Rotary Park. 

You can see more photos here


Minto's Net Zero Energy Home Grand Opening

IMG_1767.JPGJoined Councillor Marianne Wilkinson to open Minto's Net Zero Energy Home. Congratulations to Minto for taking a leadership role in sustainable living.

You can see more photos here

National Pensioners Federation Annual Convention

NPF.jpgI was pleased to welcome the National Pensioners Federation Annual Convention in Ottawa last week. As our population grows older, we need to ensure our community is age friendly. 

You can see more photos here


Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor Statement on the Passing of Max Keeping

The City of Ottawa is sad tonight as we learned one of our great community leaders, Max Keeping has passed away. 

I grew up as a child watching Max on the TV news. It was only when I got older that I realized he was so much more than a newsman. Many of the stories of struggle that Max reported on he didn't just report, he got involved in them. He got engaged and engaged others to help. From those facing health challenges, communities and neighbourhoods in need to of course, the kids - Max did so much for so many. 

September Column

Dear neighbours,

Summer of 2015 has come and gone.  I trust that you and your family were able to enjoy some rest and relaxation together. I want to thank the many residents and community organizations who welcomed me to BBQ’s, Fun Days, and the numerous other activities across Bay Ward and our City.


21297899825_f9f4e11072_n.jpgMovie in the Park

On August 30th I hosted my 4th Annual Movie in the Park in the Carlingwood Community.  I want to extend my thanks to the Carlingwood Community Association for helping to spread the word. To the over 200 people who joined us to watch “Home” on such a beautiful evening under a clear sky thank you as well!  I hope you had as much fun as my team and I did.   





The August Column

Dear neighbours,

I hope you are enjoying the best that summer in Ottawa has to offer from its beaches, splash pads and wading pools to its festivals, events and movie in the park nights.

Summer in the City

Photo_for_new_website.jpgIf you haven’t had a chance yet I encourage you to check out the Summer in the City page at There, you’ll find a great list of free events taking place at Ottawa City Hall as well as links to festivals and events across our great city.

The site also offers information about fresh food markets across the city, local museums and art galleries, neighbourhoods across Ottawa, the Ottawa Fury, Ottawa RedBlacks, Ottawa Champions and more. It’s a great starting point to plan activities for your family and for out-of-town guests.