Downtown Ottawa is open for business with free special bus service and free two-hour parking

This weekend, Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury and I encourage you to to spend some time in downtown Rideau and in the ByWard Market…


My message in the wake of the Orlando tragedy

It was with great sadness that I learned this morning of the horrible tragedy that happened in a nightclub in Orlando overnight, where the…


Historic transit win for Ottawa residents

On June 3, the Province of Ontario announced an investment of $1 billion towards the City’s Stage 2 LRT initiative, plus 50 per cent of the…


Remembering Heather Crowe, Smoke-Free Ontario advocate

From time to time I’m asked, particularly by students, what one action I’m most proud of as a politician. And I always answer that it was…


Mayor's Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors

I am hosting my Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors on Friday, July 1 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park.…


More transportation choices: Ottawa opens the door to companies like Uber and Lyft, while modernizing taxi regulations

I’m pleased to tell you that Ottawa has become one of the first Canadian jurisdictions to adopt regulations for Private Transportation…


National Capital Commission Board

April 11, 2016 was a historical day for the Mayor of Gatineau Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin and I as we signed the National Capital Commission…


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…


Budget 2016

2016 promises to be a big year in our city and before embarking on a year of important work to build a better Ottawa, I wanted to take a…


Ottawa River Action Plan

Throughout my travels around our city, I have the opportunity to meet many people; some of them call our city home while others are…