Category: Council Watch


Draft budget 2019 – What does it mean for Ottawa’s environment?

Draft budget 2019 – What does it mean for Ottawa’s environment?

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For Immediate Release: Watson asleep at the wheel while other cities rush to show climate leadership

Budget is business-as-usual at a crisis moment that demands anything but February 6, 2019 (Ottawa) – Today, Jim Watson presented the draft 2019 City of Ottawa budget. The most notable aspect of this budget is what it did not say. In…

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For Immediate Release: Ecology Ottawa calls on Mayor Jim Watson: Don’t cut out the core!

Ecology Ottawa calls on Mayor Jim Watson: Don’t cut out the core! December 14, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Ecology Ottawa has launched a campaign to urge Jim Watson to fix Ottawa’s committee structure by adding more urban councillors to key committees…

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Don’t cut out the core!

Let’s make Ottawa a greener city through city-wide representation on committees

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Mayoral Debate on Environmental Issues

In the lead up to the 2018 Ottawa Mayoral Election, Ecology Ottawa is hosting an All Candidates Mayoral Debate on Environmental Issues.

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ACTION ALERT: Let’s Green Ottawa City Council!

We need your help getting our all-candidates’ survey into the hands of each and every Ottawa municipal candidate. 

The citizens of Ottawa will vote for mayor and council on Monday, October 22. Here at Ecology Ottawa, one of our top priorities between now and election day is to ensure that environmental concerns are a priority election issue.

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You’ll never believe what happened at City Hall today

Today was the big day – the City of Ottawa’s final 2018 budget was presented to council. It’s the last one before the election next fall, and a lot was riding on it. We were watching closely for commitments on climate…

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A New Urban Forest Management Plan is Officially On its Way to City Council

On Tuesday, June 20th 2017, Ecology Ottawa appeared at City Hall to congratulate the City of Ottawa for developing a new Urban Forest Management Plan draft, and to gift the council with a tree composed of the names of our…

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Results from the Mayor’s Budget Tele-Town Hall

On Thursday June 25 the city invited people to call in with suggestions on the 2016 city budget. According to the Ottawa Citizen most of the callers asked about climate change, bus lanes and road infrastructure, transit, parks, social services…

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public…

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