Mayor Watson's letter to Minister Elliott regarding the City's Consumption and Treatment Services site

Dear Minister Elliott, The decision by yourMinistry that ongoing operating funds will not be provided for the Consumption and Treatment…


Committee responds to long-term care reviews by recommending immediate $1.8 million for 35 new staff, critical equipment and technology upgrades

Ottawa –Today, the Audit Committee and the Community and Protective Services Committee each received independent reviews of the City’s…


Memo To Councillors Regarding Long-Term Care

Like many, we were deeply concerned to hear about the recent incidents involving the City’s Long Term Care Homes. We have been assured that…


Mayor Watson announces transit pass for low income residents

Ottawa — Today, Mayor Jim Watson, along with the Chair of the Transit Commission Councillor Stephen Blais, announced that a low income…


Red-light cameras being installed at locations across the city

October 3, 2016 – Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, and Orléans Councillor Bob…


More than 250 people housed as part of City’s Housing First initiative

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, held a community celebration at City…


City Council approves new vehicle-for-hire regulations

With the approval of new vehicle-for-hire regulations by City Council today, Ottawa has become one of the first Canadian jurisdictions to…


Celebrating its heritage and a new, green future, Lansdowne Park officially opens

Ottawa – After an intensive construction period, Lansdowne has its park. Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko…


Draft Budget 2015 maintains momentum on key city-building projects

Ottawa – Ottawa City Council today received and tabled its first draft budget of its term, which seeks to maintain the momentum of…