Ontario Launches Review of Ontario Municipal Board

The Ontario Government is undertaking a review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to develop recommendations that will improve how the OMB works within the broader system of land use planning.

Security Impacts on the National Capital Region during the North American Leaders’ Summit

As the lead security agency for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) to be held on June 29th, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is mandated for ensuring the safety and security of the Prime Minister of Canada as well as the leaders from the United States and Mexico while in Canada. To meet this mandate, the RCMP works in close collaboration with its municipal, provincial, and federal partners to provide security for International Protected Persons, Summit delegates, residents and visitors. The common goal is to provide a safe environment for this international meeting.

Crime is down through Bay Ward and across Ottawa

I am pleased to share that in the 2015 crime trends report released by Ottawa Police, crime trends both in Bay Ward and within the City at Large are down.

See & Hear

Quota of Ottawa's 70th Celebration Dinner

IMG_1139.JPGLast night I was happy to speak at Quota International of Ottawa’s 70th Celebration Dinner. Founded in 1919, Quota International is one of the oldest international service organizations for women. Thank you for the many years of service and cheers to 70 more!

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QTN Community Garden

IMG_1074.JPGThis past Friday I had the pleasure to assist in opening the Queensway Terrace North Community Garden in Frank Ryan Park! The garden will be a nice addition to a great community.

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Bayview Yards Innovation Centre Announcement

27085303813_e2ca052549_o.jpgI was proud to join Federal and Provincial colleagues on behalf of Mayor Watson earlier today. I was pleased reiterate the City's commitment to match funding from our Federal and Provincial partners while Minister Navdeep Bains announced the Government of Canada will contribute $8 million towards the Bayview Innovation Centre.

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June Column

Dear neighbours,

Summer is finally here and I hope that you and your families are enjoying the warm weather and the many outdoor activities in Bay Ward and across Ottawa.

May Column

Dear neighbours,

Spring is finally underway and I hope that you and your families are enjoying the good weather as well as the many exciting ventures in Bay Ward and across Ottawa.

Now that spring has arrived let us all remember that children are at play in our parks, at wading pools, splash pads and in our neighbourhoods. I ask that drivers keep an extra eye out for children playing, running and riding bicycles at all times of the day.


April Column

Dear neighbours,

Spring is finally on the horizon and with that comes many exciting ventures in Bay Ward and across the City that I trust that you and your families will be able to enjoy during this wonderful time of the year