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. 


At our February 13th Board of Health meeting, I asked my Ottawa Public Health colleagues to bring forward a strategy for Ottawa outlining what steps we can take at the municipal level to limit the marketing of sugar based products to our kids. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recently released a report, “Report on Health of Canadians – The Kids Are Not Alright” and the results are alarming. As a city, I believe we have a role to play in ensuring we promote healthy eating and safe food options for Ottawa residents, especially children.

Upcoming events

Please keep an eye out for upcoming community consultations on the Stage 2 LRT extension from Bayshore to Moodie Drive and a consultation on the Bayshore Field House. Information for both consultations will be forthcoming from both the City and my office. 

Let first responders know about your pets at home – get a free vinyl window cling to make sure the whole family gets to safety in an emergency. TEXT: PETS to (613) 699-8163 or follow this link -   


You can always find more details about upcoming events and activities in Bay Ward and across Ottawa by following me on Twitter and Facebook or by subscribing to updates at Should you ever need the assistance of my team please do not hesitate to reach out. We work for you.


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