Category: Decision 2015


Now and Then: New Possibilities

It has been almost 10 days already since the elections, and I’m still recovering from the summer’s campaign. It has been a long one. While the official campaign was the longest of modern Canadian history (only 1867’s and 1872’s were…

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Media Release: Poll Suggests Liberal Lead in Both Nepean and Kanata-Carleton Ridings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa) October 13, 2015: A new poll of voting intentions in the ridings of Kanata-Carleton and Nepean, conducted by Environics Research and commissioned by Leadnow and Ecology Ottawa, suggests that the Liberals have pulled into the lead…

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Ottawa Area All Candidates Debates!

The federal elections are just under four weeks away. We know that the federal election is a vital opportunity to get candidates from all parties to voice their positions on important issues affecting the city. However, there are nine ridings in…

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Get Out The Vote

The 2015 federal election is a critical opportunity to take a giant leap forward on environmental issues affecting Ottawa. Federal decisions impact everything from the health of our watersheds, to the strength of our response to climate change, to urban…

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What’s happened to environmental protection in Canada

It’s difficult to overstate the negative impact of the current Conservative government on federal environmental policy. You could make a strong argument that this government is the worst in the history of Canadian environmental policy. There are multiple lines of…

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CBC Coverage of Ecology Ottawa Door to Door Election Work

As broadcast on Sept 8, 2015, CBC’s Amanda Pfeffer talks about how people are thinking about strategic voting and the work that Ecology Ottawa is doing to help inform them with respect to environmental issues for this 2015 federal election….

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Decision 2015: Promoting Environmental Leadership in the Federal Election

It may be difficult to imagine a Canadian governmental system in which all federal parties champion progressive environmental policy and stick to their promises. It may also be difficult to imagine national discussions about environmental issues that are not politically divisive. But…

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Decision 2015: Promoting Environmental Leadership in the Federal Election

It may be difficult to imagine a Canadian governmental system in which all federal parties champion progressive environmental policy and stick to their promises. It may also be difficult to imagine national discussions about environmental issues that are not politically divisive. But…

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FE2015 In-depth Analysis

Riding-level Analysis If bringing environmental leadership [G3] to Parliament is the goal this October, when we take a closer look at Ecology Ottawa’s election approach it becomes clearer why we are focused on two out the three swing ridings in our…

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Analysis of the City’s 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities

Running up to the City Council meeting of July 8, 2015 various city standing committees are considering for approval a document that lays out the city’s priorities until the next municipal election. What follows here is a draft for discussion…

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