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.

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Councillor stresses need for Ottawa transit changes, as fares rise while ridership drops

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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

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Menard: Yes, public transit is a gender issue – and a climate issue too

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

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Open Letter to Doug Ford

January 28th, 2019

Re: ‘For the Students’ Announcement

Dear Premier Ford,

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Newsletter - January 25th, 2019

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.

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Newsletter - January 7th, 2019

Happy 2019!

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…

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Newsletter - December 14th, 2018

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:

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