Jim Watson

Trudeau Condemns Ottawa's 3rd Anti-Semitic Attack In Days

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Politics

"Our government denounces recent acts of anti-Semitism in the strongest terms."

Silence On Abdirahman Abdi's Death Shows Lack Of Accountability

Monia Mazigh | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Police accountability has never been a strength on the federal, provincial and local levels. We are still lacking independent civil and independent bodies that would investigate the actions of law enforcement when such tragic incidents happen.

Canadian Mayors Call Out U.S. Blogger's Misogynistic 'Garbage'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Living

Three mayors take a stand against proposed meetups for "heterosexual men only" to pick up women as a pack of "tribesmen."

Ottawa Faces Biggest Urban Overhaul In A Half Century

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada

Several major projects are expected to change the look of Ottawa over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Battle Over The Future Of Broadband In Canada

Michael Geist | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The issue of affordable high-speed Internet access in Canada is no better exemplified than through the actions and beliefs of three mayors across the country: Toronto's John Tory, Ottawa's Jim Watson, and Calgary's Naheed Nenshi. The way each city's mayor submitted letters to the federal government either defending the interests of Bell or the CRTC can show us a lot about how each leader intends to approach broadband infrastructure in their municipalities.

Ottawa Needs Monetary Support To Afford Housing For Refugees: Mayor

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2016 | Canada Politics

He says rental accommodation — likely at market rates — is going to be expensive,

Melanie Joly Promises Prompt Decision On Controversial Memorial

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's new heritage minister says she will consult widely on the decision.

Video Appears To Show Ottawa Cabbie Threatening Uber Driver, Passenger

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Business

Warning: Profane Language A video shot a block from Parliament Hill in Ottawa appears to show a cabbie threatening an Uber driver and passenger. ...

City Of Ottawa Has Bone To Pick With Feds Over Contentious Memorial

CBC | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Ottawa city council voted Wednesday to formally ask the federal government to move a national memorial for victims of communism away from a location n...

Ottawa Shooting Suspect Was Not On Terror Watchlist: RCMP

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Politics

The commissioner of the RCMP says Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man killed Wednesday after a shooting at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill,...

Sorry, Rob

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford may want to take down the rainbow flag at Toronto City Hall, but just up the street provincial politicians are ready to raise...

Ottawa Mayor's Reaction To Olympic Pride Flag Comment Is Priceless

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Politics

In which Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson proves that he's basically the best. Ottawa is among many Canadian cities that will be flying the rainbow Prid...

The "O" Stands for Originality, or the Oxymoron to "Ottawa"

Rachel Décoste | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

This week is momentous for legions of moms and women in general: the "Big O" is comin' to town. But what do you give to the billionaire Black woman who has everything? Give her an NHL A hockey jersey. Really? Is that the best we could come up with?

Ottawa Paid How Much For Bike Lane Video?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A five-minute video showing cyclists how to use Ottawa's segregated bike lane cost taxpayers $21,000.Documents show Ottawa awarded the contra...