Invest Ottawa needed now more than ever

by Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa Ottawa is often labelled as a “government town.” As the Nation’s Capital, we house much of the federal bureaucracy, important provincial government offices and of course the offices of the City of Ottawa. The three…

Some good points, some changes needed in Design Plan

by Judy Forrest, Centretown Community Citizens’ Association The CCCA has been an active participant in the process to develop the Centretown Community Design Plan (CDP) from the start in the summer of 2009.  The CCCA had several members in the Public…

Transportation, heritage key to CDP

by David Gladstone Transportation needs to be a major subject of the CDP. Centretown is a modest success story for policies favouring walking, cycling, and transit, and requires that success to be recognized and improved upon in city planning and…

The dollars and sense of solving poverty

by Natasha Beaudin, Centretown CHC Imagine you are standing at the top of Niagara Falls in a windstorm. What would you prefer: a strong railing that prevents you from falling over the falls or a fleet of lifeboats and paramedics…

Budget 2012 ignores the needs of Canadians

by Paul Dewar, MP, Ottawa Centre Canadians remain concerned about the government’s plans for retirement security, health care, job creation and rising inequality. They want to see real action on these issues. Unfortunately, the Conservative government’s recently released budget fails…