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Jim Watson

Mayor of Ottawa

Jim Watson is the mayor of Ottawa. He has dedicated most of his career to public service in Canada's capital city. He was a former Ottawa city councillor (1991–1997) and mayor (1997–2000), as well as an MPP from 2003 to 2010. He served in the cabinet of premier Dalton McGuinty in Consumer and Business Services, Health Promotion, and Municipal Affairs and Housing. In 2010, he was elected Ottawa mayor again, followed by re-election in 2014 and 2018.