November Column

Dear neighbours,

I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween. I was pleased to attend numerous Community Association AGM’s during the month of October and as always enjoyed receiving resident’s feedback.

Stage 2 - Light Rail Transit Public Consultations

November_photo.pngOur office and staff from the Stage 2 office visited a number of community groups, and Bay Ward apartment buildings over the past month to discuss our City’s LRT development plans.

Please reach out to our office if you would like or are interested in an LRT presentation.  

Budget 2017

The Draft Budget was tabled on 9 November, but there is still time to provide your comments and suggestions. Residents are encouraged to submit their input before the final Budget goes to Council for consideration on December 14. Your feedback is an important piece of the draft budget process and helps other Councillors and myself, guide where we invest public funds. You may submit comments or find further information through the following options:

Members of the public can also register as a public delegation at a standing committee, board, or commission budget review meeting and make a five-minute presentation. You can find a breakdown of upcoming meetings on

Upcoming Holiday Parades

Christmas holidays are just around the corner and I want to share with you a schedule of a couple upcoming parades. My wife Christine and I will be on the City of Ottawa float in the Help Santa Toy Parade, organized by the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association, taking place on Saturday, November 19th starting at 11:00 am. The toys and money collected along the parade route are donated to the Salvation Army and Toy Mountain, who in turn assist approximately 16,000 children each year in our city.

The Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade is on Sunday, November 20th at 5:30 pm, and Stittsville’s Parade of Lights takes place on Saturday, November 26th at 6:00 pm.

Keep in touch

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 are happy to help.


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