Category: Council Watch


The People’s Official Plan and responding to the climate emergency

On Thursday, August 22, we joined with other members of the People’s Official Plan coalition to respond to the city’s new Official Plan strategy document, entitled ‘5 Big Moves.’ The new documents lay out policy directions across five areas:

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A Disappointing Day for Transportation Safety in Ottawa

On June 12, City Council discussed the motion brought forward by Councillor Catherine McKenney on May 22 asking for the city to adopt Vision Zero policy and framework for eliminating all traffic fatalities and serious injury while promoting safe, healthy, and equitable transportation.

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$4.66B LRT Stage 2 Expansion Moves Forward With Many Positive Amendments to 2019 Budget

Ottawa City Council met on March 6th for a 7-hour council meeting, where council voted on over $9 billion in spending on LRT Stage 2 and the 2019 budget. Our volunteer from the Council Watch team attended the meeting and…

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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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Climate change a key point of discussion at today’s city council

On January 30th, City Council met for the first time in 2019. Climate change was a key issue of discussion in two debates, setting the tone for the potential of ambitious climate action.  In what is normally a rubber-stamp procedure…

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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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