News

Bay Ward Project Status Update list - March 2017

Please see below for a list of some of the larger infrastructure projects, that are in addition to the regular works projects. This isn't a complete list but provides a glimpse of some ongoing developments in Bay Ward. 

If you have any questions about projects on the list, please don't hesitate to reach out to my office. 

Government of Ontario - Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, and Lindsay

This morning the Government of Ontario announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot. I was pleased to support this pilot initiative and had requested that consideration is given to Ottawa as a possible pilot city. While Ottawa was not selected, I look forward to seeing the results from Thundery Bay, Hamilton, and Lindsay - who were selected as pilot cities.  

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.

Please see below for more details:  

See & Hear

Quota International Opening Ceremonies 2017

I was happy to welcome quotarians from across Canada on behalf of Mayor Watson this weekend. There was live a cappella and some very passionate members. Thanks for including me in your ceremonies!

Please click here to see more photos of the event.

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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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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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