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…


Mayor’s State of the City Address 2013

“A Year of Action” [CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] I want to welcome you to the first Council meeting of our third year together. The State of the…


Accessibility Day

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am very pleased to be here this morning to welcome you to this special event and officially proclaim…


Speech - Summit of the États Généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa

SPEECH Summit of the États Généraux de la francophonie d’Ottawa November 18, 2012 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ************ Hello everyone. It is…


Mayor's Address- Building Confidence: Our City, Our Economy, Our Future

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Mayor’s 2013 Budget Address

[CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY]   Introduction   Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of our election in 2010.   Today, as we…


Mayor’s Address on Tourism and Canada's 150th Anniversary

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Let me begin by thanking The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa for your kind invitation, and to again thank you for the…


Mayor’s Remarks: Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa 25th Anniversary AGM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It’s my pleasure to be here today at the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa annual general…


Planning Summit: Mayor Jim Watson’s Remarks

Check Against Delivery *** Good morning, It’s my pleasure to welcome you here this morning to our Planning Summit. Today is the first step…