Category: Council Watch


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: People’s Official Plan calls on Ottawa City Council to defer urban expansion decision

Groups are calling on Ottawa City Council to defer a major decision regarding urban expansion.

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Recycling in Ottawa Parks

Ottawa may soon have better recycling in its parks.

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Whose road is it anyway?

Cycling infrastructure is not secured in upcoming Transportation Master Plan.

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Ottawa Council just failed its most important environmental test. What happens now?

In the most important environmental vote this term, Ottawa City Council voted to dramatically worsen urban sprawl.

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Council Watch February Report

Welcome to Council Watch: click here to read the latest report.

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Council Watch 2019 Review

Read the Council Watch team’s review of late 2019

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Budget 2020 – What does it mean for Ottawa’s environment?

On Wednesday, November 6, Mayor Jim Watson presented the draft city budget for 2020.

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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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