February 11, 2020

My letter to the Ontario Minister of Health regarding the need for Community Health Services in Vanier

Honourable Christine Elliott Minister of Health 5th Floor 777 Bay St. Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Dear Minister Elliott, I want to thank you, and the Ontario Government, for the opportunity the Ontario Health Teams have brought to our communities. I am eager to see their ability to transform health services to residents in Ottawa. I represent the Rideau-Vanier Ward in …

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January 31, 2020

Housing and Homelessness Emergency

350 families. Average stay of 123 days. 700 children. And a waitlist of 12,000 people. How is this not an emergency? At council today my colleagues Coun. Catherine McKenney, seconded by Coun. Rawlson King, brought forward a motion stating Ottawa officially declare an Affordable Housing and Homelessness Emergency acknowledging that the City of Ottawa does not possess the resources to …

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January 29, 2020

Community Update Winter 2020

Winter Season: A fun time for outdoor activities: I’m happy to announce that the Rideau River Winter Trail is now open. The Rideau River Winter Trail, which runs from the Rideau Sports Centre and Hurdman’s Bridge, is a project led by our office, Councillor King’s office, the Rideau Sports Centre, the Overbrook and Action Sandy Hill Community Associations. This new …

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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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