What Ottawans Want from the Federal Budget: Report Calls for a Breakthrough Year for Ottawa River

February 24, 2014 11:02 am
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By Ecology Ottawa A recent report released by Ecology Ottawa argues that the budget is an opportunity for the federal government to help Ottawa residents clean up the Ottawa River. The report, entitled Cut the Crap and Fund the Plan: 2014 Should be a Breakthrough Year for Ottawa’s Rivers, argues that the […]

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HAVE YOU NO SHAME? The Disgusting Attack on General Andrew Leslie is WRONG WRONG WRONG

February 19, 2014 12:14 pm
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Lieutenant-General Andrew Brooke Leslie, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD is a retired Canadian Forces general officer who served with distinction and in harm’s way in many theatres in his career including Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. Among his military accomplishments and commands, he was assigned as a Canadian officer to the UN force in Yugoslavia as Chief for Sector South before […]

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New Democrat Olivia Chow Wants Harper’s Conservatives to Put the Safety of Canadians First

January 31, 2014 1:28 pm
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Protecting Canadians is one of the most basic responsibilities of our government, and this principle applies to our transportation system. As the NDP critic for Transportation and Infrastructure, I am convinced that our federal government could be doing a lot more to improve the safety on our roadways while preventing […]

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Governments have a responsibility to get the big things right

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By David McGuinty. Governments have a responsibility to get the big things right. Transportation safety is certainly one of them. Commercial vehicle driver fatigue is a serious issue that deserves our attention. However, there is often confusion about jurisdictional responsibilities for transportation regulations. According to Transport Canada, “Provincial and territorial […]

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A Leader in Her Own Right

January 30, 2014 2:20 pm
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For many, our parents serve as mentors and are a source of inspiration and motivation. But imagine if one of your parents was a mentor to not only you but an entire nation. This was the reality that Catherine Clark grew up with. Her father is former Canadian Prime Minister […]

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Windmill Development Group Signs Agreement to Purchase Domtar Lands

December 16, 2013 9:44 am
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Ottawa’s Windmill Development Group and Domtar have signed a definitive Agreement of Purchase and Sale for Domtar’s property on the Albert and Chaudière Islands in Ottawa and Gatineau. “Our vision is to create Canada’s most sustainable mixed-used community right here in the nation’s capital,” said Jonathan Westeinde, co-founder of the […]

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Tory leader praises council over gaming expansion plans

December 13, 2013 9:24 am
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Provincial Tory leader, Tim Hudak has recognised the Ottawa city council’s wise decision to expand gaming at the Rideau Carleton Raceway and Slots, saying that he wishes all Ontario cities with a horse track were more like Ottawa. In October of this year, the council decided to expand the venue […]

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Yasir Naqvi: Let’s Get This Done!

December 11, 2013 2:01 pm
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An interview with the Liberal MPP for Ottawa Centre and Ontario Minister of Labour A first generation Canadian, Naqvi arrived in Canada in 1988 after the Pakistani government imprisoned his father for leading a pro-democracy march. Naqvi was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in October 2007. He […]

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The great Canadian experiment to house the homeless

November 22, 2013 10:00 am
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by Trudy Lieberman That health is more than health care was a point I heard many times on my recent Fulbright fellowship visit to Canada. Right now in the U.S., you’d never know that though, what with all the hullaballoo over dysfunctional websites and failed efforts to get more people […]

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Inequality hurting social inclusion in Canada

November 19, 2013 9:42 am
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Widening gap between the rich and the rest a looming crisis by Senator Art Eggleton Recently, I tabled a study in the Senate from the Social Affairs Committee about social inclusion. We wanted to know how significant poverty, homelessness, a lack of affordable housing and income inequality in Canada have […]

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What the Future of American Health Care Means for Canada

November 12, 2013 11:46 am
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Will Obamacare impact Canadian health care policy? It’s among the many questions that were posed to Trudy Lieberman, past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and press critic for the Columbia Journalism Review. Lieberman recently completed a cross-Canada public speaking tour, as a Fulbright Scholar and guest of the Evidence […]

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Political Power Brokers of the National Capital Region

October 7, 2013 11:50 am
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“It would not take long for a future tax-and-spend government to imperil the economic stability Canada enjoys”: An Interview with Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre (Nepean-Carleton) As told to Harvey F. Chartrand Pierre Poilievre is the 34-year-old Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and four-term Conservative Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton. After […]

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Conservation First, Results Later

October 1, 2013 10:52 am
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The rallying cry of many contemporary environmentalists is “conservation” – emphasizing the need for the preservation and restoration of our natural resources. Critics have often accused the Ontario Ministry of Energy of ignoring the importance of conservation. For the Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s recently appointed Minister of Energy and current […]

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Interview with Cho Hee-yong, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada

September 27, 2013 10:53 am
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Interview with Ottawa Life Magazine – Ambassador Cho Hee-yong  OTTAWA LIFE MAGAZINE: What is your background as an Ambassador and when did you first arrive in Canada? What are your impressions of Canada since arriving in Ottawa?  AMBASSADOR CHO HEE-YONG: When I was first offered the position in Ottawa, my wife […]

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A Good Corporation: “Conscious Capitalism” Is Sprouting in Ottawa

September 23, 2013 10:24 am
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            In early September, Céline Bak drew three bottom lines under her company. From now on, Analytica Advisors – a clean technology consultancy based in Ottawa – officially stands for the triple bottom line of people, planet, profit. Bak has a Benefit Corporation (B Corp) […]

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The Renaissance of Downtown Ottawa Is at Hand… but the Federal Government Is Still a Hindrance to the Process Rather than a Help

September 16, 2013 11:47 am
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Downtown Ottawa is undergoing an architectural renaissance. Unsightly parking lots are gradually being replaced by gleaming condos and office towers. Ottawa Life Magazine spoke to city councillor Diane Holmes, who represents Ward 14 Somerset. “When I first was elected in ’82, I thought I’d never see people from the suburbs […]

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City and YMCA-YWCA partner for successful TRY Supportive Housing Program for Women

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Ottawa Councillor Mathieu Fleury, TRY Program participant Cheryl, President and CEO of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Deirdre Speers, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mark Taylor, Councillor Katherine Hobbs and Janice Burelle, Administrator with the City of Ottawa’s Housing Services, cut the cake during a celebration at the Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA on Friday, Sept. 13. 2013. The City joined together with the Y to celebrate the successes of the TRY Supportive Housing Program for Women.

Phase 1 of the TRY Supportive Housing Program for Women  was established in 2011 to provide temporary housing to women 18 years of age or older who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. After hearing feedback about the positive improvements in the residents’ lives, the program was expanded […]

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