Ottawa City Council: March 25, 2020 - Mayor's Opening Remarks

"Good morning. I want to thank everyone for joining us today for City Council’s first virtual meeting. I want to recognize residents,…


2020 State of the City Address

I want to start by thanking Elder Claudette Commanda – the youngest elder I’ve ever met – for being here today to offer that wonderful…


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…