Mayor Jim Watson's 2018 State of the City Address

State of the City Address Mayor Jim Watson Wednesday, January 31 The beginning of a New Year always brings with it the opportunity to look…


Mayor’s Budget 2018 Remarks

Balanced, Affordable and Progressive: Budget 2018  Check against delivery  Every fall I look forward to the opportunity to speak to Council…


State of the City 2017 speech

2017 State of the City A Year of Celebration for Ottawa Note: Please check against delivery Good morning and Happy New Year. Bonjour et…


State of the City Speech - 2016

State of the City 2016 A Year of Collaboration Good morning and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a healthy and restful Christmas and…


2015 Budget Speech

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning. It is my pleasure to provide some remarks as we table our first budget of the term. To begin, I…


State of the City 2015 - Speech

Good morning. I want to wish all Members of Council a very Happy New Year. I hope you had a restful Christmas and holiday season. Because –…


West Ottawa Board of Trade - Mayor's Breakfast 2015

Thank you very much, Rosemary / Greg. My thanks to the West Ottawa Board of Trade, your Chair, Greg Weatherdon, and your Executive…


Speech: The Council on Aging of Ottawa – Annual Spring Luncheon

Thank you, Nicole. Good afternoon everyone. On behalf of the City of Ottawa and my colleagues on City Council, it is my pleasure to join…


Speech: 1,000 Days to 2017

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***   I want to thank the Economic Club of Canada for the invitation.   About two years ago, the City of…


Speech: 2014 State of the City

  [CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY]   Good morning and Happy New Year. This morning, I want to speak about where we’ve been, where we…