Courtesy Call with Austrian City Councillor

It was great to meet with my Austrian Housing counterpart today - Councillor Dr. Michael Ludwig from the city of Vienna. Nice meeting his Excellency Ambassador Dr. Stefan Pehringer and Director of Housing Construction and Urban Renewal Mr. Kurt Puchinger too.


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2017 Mother's Day Tea

DSC_0818.JPGYesterday I hosted our annual Mother's Day Tea. We had an amazing turnout full of smiling faces and beautiful spring colours. A huge thank you to Bayshore Shopping Centre, Biagio's Italian Kitchen, Revera, Accora Village and Riverpark Place for sponsoring our wonderful tea! 

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National Holocaust Remembrance Day

IMG_2102.JPGOn Monday I was honoured to light a candle and pay tribute to those lost in the Holocaust. Remembering their memory at the National Holocaust Remembrance Day organized by Yad Vashem. 

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CTV Ottawa - Flooding Protection by the Britannia Berm

Today I had a chance to speak to CTV's Joanne Schnurr about the Britannia Berm and protection against flooding that it is offering residents so far. 


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McHappy Day 2017

I was happy to once again serve lunch at McDonald's for McHappyDay and support Ronald McDonald House Charities. Please click here for more photos of the event. 


April 30th - Hike for Hospice, HairdonationOttawa, CICan2017, and OMWO

I was happy to join a variety of events this weekend throughout the city: Please click on the following event names for more photos: Hike for Hospice, Hair Donation Ottawa, CICan2017, and Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization Friendship Dinner


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!

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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. 


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.

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Community LRT Meeting - Woodpark

We had a great public meeting last night in Woodpark. The focus was the Stage2 LRT line. The turnout was amazing, wonderful to see so many residents engaged. We heard a variety of comments and suggestions and discussed a number of topics like noise and vibration, connectivity, parking, and traffic.


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