November 4, 2020

Recent Fires in Vanier

I share the anxiety of residents in Vanier relating to recent fires. I want to assure everyone that City and enforcement bodies are refocusing to support our community (investigation, information, and proactive monitoring).  Recent Fires have targeted vacant buildings as well as buildings under construction including targeting the soul of our community: the Vanier Sugar Shack. We will rebuild.  Here …

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November 3, 2020

Budget 2021 Virtual Consultation – As we heard it

On Nov. 4 the Mayor will present the City’s 2021 Draft Budget. Following that presentation, each of the City’s Council Committee will debate their individual budgets throughout November and early December.  Council will debate and approve the 2021 Budget on Dec. 9, 2020. Ward 12 focused list of Budget Considerations ByWard Market Public Realm Plan | Plan pour le domaine …

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September 24, 2020

New regulations to improve rental-housing quality

On August 20th, the City’s Community and Protective Services Committee approved new regulations to improve rental-housing quality. Over the last several months, even years, many of us have attended consultations and provided comments as part of the Rental Accommodations Study.  While this Study encompasses both Long Term and Short Term Rental Accommodations, City Staff will return to Council and committee …

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September 23, 2020

R4 Zoning report, brings more changes to our community

At City Council on Sept. 23, I intend to vote against the R4 Phase 2 report.  It is important for the City to see through the Official Plan and changes to the residential zones within the greenbelt in a coordinated way.  Further, the current report does not address the missing middle (diversity of rental units) and affordability issues that began the R4 study in …

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September 21, 2020

Stone walled – working to find a cannabis retail fix

Since the legalization of Cannabis in Canada, we watched as all government levels navigated this new terrain – from determining quantities, access and distribution – there were several unknowns at the beginning that now seem to be mostly sorted out.   The decision to allow private retail shops to distribute the product made an exciting landscape for obtaining cannabis legally.   The …

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September 16, 2020

Mathieu Fleury Community Update

COVID-19 update: Back to School The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every resident, business, community agency and government service. The City continues to work hard to ensure there is continuity in services available to residents, in addition to going above and beyond to supports those in need.   At the August 26th Council meeting, City Council extended, until the end of October, the temporary by-law that makes masks mandatory in indoor public …

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September 8, 2020

My statement and action on recent fires in Vanier

September 8 , 2020 I share the anxiety and concern of the community with recent fires in Vanier. I am thankful to Ottawa Fire for their quick response to these incidents. I, like most in our community, want to ensure residents that are effected are supported, but also that property owners are doing their due diligence in securing their properties and preventing these incidents, to the greatest extent …

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