Mayor Watson recognizes that now is the right opportunity to transform housing

Ottawa — As the federal government is’ expected to launch the National Housing Strategy (NHS) this fall, Mayor Jim Watson recognizes that…


Hockey bet with the Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio

The Ottawa Senators will open their second round playoff series against the New York Rangers in Ottawa at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 27. As…


Happy International Women’s Day

Today, March 8 2017, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to honour all women for their accomplishments and to pay tribute to…


Visit Ottawa's rural attractions this year!

One of my favourite things about Ottawa is its particularly large geographical scale. But despite having a total land surface of 2758 km²,…


My poem for Mayor Naheed Nenshi - 2016 Grey Cup bet

As tradition would have it, the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, and I placed a bet on who would win the 2016 Grey Cup: the Ottawa…


Canada was named the number 1 country to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet

I’m very proud to see that Canada was named the number 1 country to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet. With Canada’s sesquicentennial…


Congratulations Ottawa Champions, 2016 CanAm league Champions!

Ottawa Champions fans joined me and my fellow City Councillors today to celebrate the Ottawa Champion’s first CanAm league victory! Nearly…


City of Ottawa and Ottawa Champions baseball team invite residents to join in honouring Max Keeping on Saturday

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Champions baseball team are inviting residents to remember popular local community builder Max Keeping,…


North American Leaders Summit 2016

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, I had the privilege and honour to welcome and meet United States President Barack Obama here in Ottawa, during…