January 29, 2020

Ensuring LeDroit stays in Ottawa

On Jan. 29, a Francophone’s right to receive daily news in their preferred language became a priority for our City. Le Droit is Ontario’s only French-language daily newspaper – and like many newspapers in today’s economy, is struggling to stay afloat. Founded in 1913 as a means to help protect Franco-Ontarians rights, Le Droit has called Ottawa it’s home for 106 years with the newsroom and …

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January 17, 2020

Parking Standardization in Lowertown

We’ve heard many concerns about parking in Lowertown related to inconsistencies between the different streets and the same vehicles overstaying their welcome every weekday. The purpose of this survey is to evaluate the feedback in regards to a complete standardization of on-street parking limits in Lowertown. Please note this survey does not propose any changes to the paid parking in …

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January 13, 2020

Housing impacts us all

Last fall I had the opportunity to speak at the TEDx Ottawa forum on this vital issue in our City. I have a key to my own home. Chances are, you do too, and I believe a key is a right. The face of homelessness continues to change, more frequently families are faced with emergency housing needs in growing numbers.  …

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January 9, 2020

Join Team Fleury – a strong and dynamic team at City Hall

We represent the heart of our City: Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier. Every day we make a difference helping our residents by improving City services. We care about our community and are passionate about our City. Joining our team is an opportunity to shape our community and the City’s transportation and infrastructure future. Job Summary: Coordinating and attending community meetings …

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December 18, 2019

King Edward Avenue: Committed to a solution

For those living along the King Edward Avenue corridor – the conversation concerning traffic calming, truck routes and downtown truck traffic is OLD. Studies have been started and completed now over the last 50 years, which all include the goals of removing interprovincial truck from Ottawa’s downtown streets and looking at an additional crossing between Ottawa and Gatineau. In fact, …

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December 17, 2019

My comments on the recent Ottawa Citizen article: “As student rentals devour Sandy Hill, it’s fight or flight for residents” from December 6th 2019.

Sandy Hill is a wonderful community, by its history, heritage buildings, schools, large parks, embassies, and more. The challenges faced by Sandy Hill are not new – this is something we have been working on for the past nine years – overdevelopment, a variety of housing mix and neighbourhood cohesiveness. I am pleased to say that over the years we …

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December 10, 2019

BudgetSpeak 2020: As We Heard It

A review of the November 5, 2019 Budget Consultation held by Councillors Leiper, McKenney, Menard, King, and Fleury. As we heard it: here is a round-up of what we heard from #Budgetspeak 2019. As you know, the city’s draft budget will be presented at Council on Dec. 11, 2019. Priorities for Ward 12 remain clear – Montreal Road revitalization, housing, snow …

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December 6, 2019

Joyeux Nöel! Merry Christmas! (Perspective Vanier)

Another year is coming to a close, and what an important one it has been for our community. I am pleased to say its Vanier’s time. Aimed at Vanier becoming the best it can be, the city announced Vision Vanier, this past spring, an initiative that focuses on six specific areas to develop, promote and strengthen the Vanier community. Each …

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