Provincial Affairs: Update on Ontario Budget 2012

by Yasir Naqvi MPP, Ottawa Centre The Ontario government is taking strong action in the budget to eliminate the deficit by 2017-18, grow the economy and create jobs while protecting health care and education. It takes leadership and cooperation to…

Metcalfe Street to be redesigned?

by Georgia Lay Converting Metcalfe Street from a northbound one-way street to a two-way thoroughfare has been a dream of neighbourhood activists and urban planners since 1974 when the Centretown Neighbourhood Development Plan was published. Wrongly characterized as a “high…

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…