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Jane Jacobs
Jane Jacobs
I have mixed feelings about the annual celebration of my old mentor, Jane Jacobs and the spring walks in her memory. On the one hand, it’s great to see her and... more
 
May 8, 2024
Subway car
Subway car
In 1961 Montreal started planning its Metro Subway. The city at the time had 2 million people. Ottawa Gainteau's current population is 1.6 million. If current... more
 
April 21, 2024
Council must end property tax unfairness for multi-res tenants
Council must end property tax unfairness for multi-res tenants
April 2, 2024 Finance & Corporate Service Committee Agenda: 2024 Tax Policy – Multi-residential Tax Rate Dear Mayor Sutcliffe: I am writing to you... more
 
March 27, 2024
Former Ottawa City Councillor Clive Doucet during his 2018 Mayoral campaign
Former Ottawa City Councillor Clive Doucet during his 2018 Mayoral campaign
The Central Experimental Farm belongs to all Canadians.  It’s where winter wheat was developed which revolutionized western wheat production and continues to... more
 
February 12, 2024
Magpie River, Quebec
Magpie River, Quebec
In my Ottawa Citizen column this week I talk about an idea whose time, finally, is coming: Giving legal personhood to natural phenomena worth protecting. Like... more
 
January 26, 2024
Ottawa Senators goalie Joonas Korpisalo stretches to make a save vs. NJ Devils, Dec. 29, 2023
Ottawa Senators goalie Joonas Korpisalo stretches to make a save vs. NJ Devils, Dec. 29, 2023
Last night’s loss to the NJ Devils was difficult to swallow let alone watch. I am a big fan of Jacques Martin and Daniel Alfredsson, but the game has changed... more
 
December 31, 2023
Can AI run government better than humans?
Can AI run government better than humans?
No mere mortal city councillor is up to the challenge of absorbing every brief nor every delegation. Nor can they sit through every mind numbing meeting.... more
 
December 9, 2023
Clive Doucet at Ottawa City Council
Clive Doucet at Ottawa City Council
The City’s amalgamation with the towns and townships of Carleton County is now twenty-three years old and it’s clear it’s never worked.  The only people... more
 
November 19, 2023
Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada.
Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Canada.
I bring a different perspective on Lansdowne Park, having been a pre-amalgamation City of Ottawa Councillor when the City ran Lansdowne Park, and then again as... more
 
November 9, 2023
Rebalance your approach
Rebalance your approach
I ran for council in 2022. I know that spending $500 million on Lansdowne was not a priority of any candidate for mayor or council. Yet, here we are, a year... more
 
November 4, 2023
Artistic rendering of LRT on Carling Ave. in Ottawa
Artistic rendering of LRT on Carling Ave. in Ottawa
Today, the world runs on feelings. How are you feeling after the isolation of the pandemic? Feelings are important. Losing cherished friends and family to a... more
 
April 4, 2023
Since my youth, I have been told stories about my Indigenous heritage and origins from Kana:tso, today's Chaudiere falls. My families historical rights baring... more
 
March 20, 2018
Doug Ford, Premiere of Ontario
Doug Ford, Premiere of Ontario
Doug Ford’s folksy, buck a beer, open neck shirt, ‘we’re-all-just-folks-in-this-together’ approach to government isn’t working to rebrand his backdoor sale of... more
 
September 16, 2023
Maui Wildfires
Maui Wildfires
The tragedy in LAHAINA, Hawaii is instructive concerning the need for municipalities to be prepared. Here's a list of the crazy things that happened during the... more
 
September 17, 2023