Tag Archives: Mathieu Fleury

Police Say No to Noise Control

Yesterday Councillor Mathieu Fleury spoke with press about the surprise decision taken by Ottawa Police that – without consultation with the City – from April 2016 they would no longer respond to noise complaints.

As pointed out by the Councillor, responding to noise issues is a standard service provided by municipal police forces across Ontario. This service would be pushed to Bylaw enforcement which does not currently have the resources to handle it as the tax-funded force neglected to consult with councillors and no public discussions or mitigation strategies were established.

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Engagement – Benefits of Community Policing

Services are crucial to the quality of life in any community.  To step away from a service is unprofessional and, without ensuring that service is handed over effectively, potentially damaging. Direct law-enforcement engagement with the community provides important crime reduction and trust building  opportunities. Foot-patrol barely exists in Ottawa and now is not the time to pull further service and opportunities for our police to engage and connect with the community.

Click here to read Mathieu Fleury’s interview with the CBC.

Sandy Hill Fun in Winter

Thanks to all the organisers of the Sandy Hill Winter Carnival that was a cracking good time for kids of all ages. We can barely wait til next year’s fun!

Winter Carnival Organizers Geri Blinick, Christine Aubry and Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre flank Mayor Jim Watson with Sandy Hill Seen's Jennifer Cavanagh

Winter Carnival Organizers Geri Blinick, Christine Aubry and Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre flank Mayor Jim Watson with Sandy Hill Seen’s Jennifer Cavanagh

Tonight: Ward12 All Candidates Debate @Ottvote #Rideau #Vanier

Tonight is the penultimate all-candidates debate for Rideau-Vanier Ward12.

The debate is from 7-9PM at 159 Murray in the Guigues Centre. Should be another corker of an evening. If you’ve attended several, like us, or this is your first you are likely to enjoy the evening with insightful engaged candidates and residents that are committed and pushing hard for good things in their ward.

Hope to see you there and be warned come early if you want a seat.

Eye Spy: Rideau-Vanier Candidates Debate Tonight 7-9 @OttVote

The advanced voting has kicked off and the end is in-sight for this exciting and engaged Municipal Election. Rideau-Vanier candidates still have (at least) 3 more debates and one is tonight in the heart of Sandy Hill.

VoteSo come out listen to the issues and share your own from 7-9PM at the Sandy Hill Community Centre where the focus will be on Transit, Employment and access to good food and affordable housing in Ward 12.

 

A shout out to Vanier Community Service Centre, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and Lowertown Community Resource Centre who organized tonight’s debate.

All-Candidates Debate
7-9PM, October 2nd
Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset Street East

Rideau-Vanier Candidate makes case for Central Library

Libraries HeartVisionary thinking could uplift not only the Byward Market but all of Ward 12. I love libraries, including our 60’s- style current Central library at Laurier & Metcalfe. A library at the heart of the Market in sites that are only car parks and with underground parking could truly transform local perception of why we go to the market. This type of infrastructure would brand the market as a local as well as a tourist destination. Further, libraries world wide are of course visited by tourists so this idea doesn’t negate but only uplifts the current profile. Currently Bayview is under consideration for the location of the ‘Central’ library which may be handy for Hintonburg but what about those in Centretown, Lowertown, the Glebe etc who chose to live downtown so they can walk and bike to use service rather than drive. Ward 12 and the market needs an advocate that stands up for preserving not only the physical heritage but also the historical importance of the Byward market as a core part of our city and not simply a tourist destination. A candidate who proposes workable positive and truly transformative ideas is one definitely worth very serious consideration.

Rideau Vanier Candidates Debate – Monday Sept 15th

The race for the Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier is nothing if not exciting. With many issues from homelessness, the urgent need for revitalisation, committed representation, smart place-making and increasing modal-share just to name a very few.

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Monday night will be the first All Candidates debate – strictly on transportation issues – in our ward and it is taking place 7PM at 159 Murray.  Transportation touches on so much and is an integral part of making Ward12 a full success ensuring room for pedestrians, patios, and all modes of transit. Prep some tough questions and come here how your candidates respond.

Eye Spy: Candidate Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre in the News

The race is heating up in Ward 12 for the municipal elections this fall and some strong, visionary voices are speaking out for positive action in Rideau-Vanier.

CFL_finalThis week Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre challenged incumbent Councillor Mathieu Fleury’s view that the market “is safe” and more tellingly spoke of measures to increase pedestrian & cycling safety to transform the area  making it safe and welcoming to all comers.

We look forward to hearing more pragmatic solutions from each of the Candidates to create and build the most vibrant Rideau-Vanier possible.

Read the metro’s interview with Catherine here: Rideau-Vanier Candidate Fortin LeFaivre Speaks out on Ward Safety.