The major snowfall we received overnight has affected city operations. Here are some weather-related updates:Read more
At least one city councillor is jumping on the idea of an OC Transpo fare freeze following an eye-opening “Transit Week Challenge” that set out to highlight the importance of accessible transportation services.
Read the article in the Citizen here
There are four recurring themes to this week’s newsletter: street safety, the city budget, public consultations and snow (will we ever get a break from all the white stuff!?!). So here are some of the things happening for Capital Ward.Read more
Press Release: 2019 Transit Challenge - Councillor Shawn Menard calls for an OC TRANSPO fare freeze in the upcoming budget
OTTAWA—The 2019 Transit Week Challenge concluded with a renewed call for more reliable, more affordable and more equitable transit service in Ottawa. For the week of Monday February 4 to Sunday February 10, city councillors were asked to use OC Transpo for all transportation, other than walking.Read more
Shawn Menard wants to see changes to the city's transit fare system that reflect the level of service
Read the article at OttawaMatters.com here
A bit of a controversy arose at Ottawa city council recently when I suggested the Transit Commission reconsider a proposed public member based on his public views on abortion and climate change. Despite the vitriol and hyperbole that has ensued, these are important issues.
Read the article in the Ottawa Citizen here
January 28th, 2019
Re: ‘For the Students’ Announcement
Dear Premier Ford,
Well, we’re almost through January, and the city has been busy digging out from some pretty big snow falls (and some freezing rain). It’s still a lively time in the city, though, and there’s lots to tell you about, but first, let’s talk snow removal.
I’m excited to kick off the first full calendar year in Capital Ward. After a busy first month getting acclimated to City Hall life, my team and I are eager to help make this a fantastic year for our ward and the city of Ottawa.
Let’s take a look at what’s coming up in the weeks and month ahead…
We're wrapping up the second week of working for the residents of Capital Ward--and what a two weeks it has been. The team in the Ward 17 office has been busy reviewing council documents and reports, meeting with city staff to get up to speed on the projects in the ward and, of course, working with you on the issues you face everyday--from traffic safety to garbage collection to snow clearing, and everything in between!
Here's a round-up of the two weeks that were: