Environmental activists want city to adopt green Official Plan
How to continue developing the city’s central area is emerging as the importance of the city’s centre in discussions about the Official Plan that will frame Ottawa’s development until 2046.
New government, new Speaker, new speech combine to open a minority Parliament
The 43rd Parliament of Canada has opened with the election of the Speaker of the House and the speech from the throne. Many have high expectations for the coming parliament, while others remain skeptical after a divisive election cycle.
Ottawa lawyer eyes provincial Liberal leadership
As the Ontario Liberal party prepares to pick a new leader, one of those hoping to be in the running is Brenda Hollingsworth, who is a personal injury and criminal defence lawyer. Hollingsworth is waiting to hear if she has met the standard to seek the leadership. If approved by…
Trudeau puts two Ottawa MPs, Mona Fortier and Catherine McKenna, in cabinet
This afternoon at Rideau Hall, Prime Minister Trudeau revealed the new cabinet, including two local female MPs.
How Parliament might look with proportional representation
Julie Stock and Doug Dolinski dropped by Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna’s event in Ottawa Centre riding on Oct. 21, 2019. [Photo © Alexandra Elves]
Fringe candidates claim to face “unfair” obstacles getting message out
Two candidates in Ottawa Centre say they are facing unfair obstacles when trying to reach potential voters. And a Carleton University political scientist says that the exclusion of some candidates from advertised “all-candidates” debates ahead of the Oct. 21 vote has raised a thorny. Several Ottawa Centre candidates were not…
Citizens for Public Justice injects some faith into an Ottawa election forum
As citizens prepare to cast their votes for the Oct. 21 federal election, an advocacy group discusses key issues that Canadians are concerned about.
Heated exchange over Liberals’ broken electoral reform pledge highlights climate debate
Liberal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna was criticized for her party’s decision to abandon its 2015 electoral reform pledge during a debate on environmental policies.