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Letters Of This Type

In early 2018, Bell led a consortium of companies and organizations arguing for the creation of a new website blocking system in Canada. Complete with a new... more
broadcasting
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Having spent a good chunk of Monday talking to reporters about the proposed Rogers merger with Shaw, I thought it might be worth highlighting my initial three... more
broadcasting
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On Friday, March 12, a door into Ottawa’s new Official Plan closed. That was the formal deadline for comments on the draft tabled by city staff in November,... more
ottpoli
urban planning
urban sprawl
Intensification
What is missing in the draft Official Plan released last November?  The list is long but here are some highlights, and why they matter. First and foremost, the... more
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Development
community planning
Ottawa City Hall
What is meaningful consultation? This question is at the root of much of the recent debate about Ottawa’s new Official Plan, at Council, in the media and among... more
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Development
community planning
Ottawa City Hall
Based on the data and criteria set by the Scientific Roundtable established by Ford, Ontario is opening up too soon. Not surprising that Toronto and Peel... more
 
February 20, 2021
#onpoli
Ottawa is faced with a serious decision regarding housing for its urbanizing population. Having declared a “Housing and Homelessness Emergency” on Jan. 22,... more
NCC
City of Ottawa
Ottawa River
Parkway
Foreign Embassies
Tobi Naussbaum
ottpoli
cdnpoli
I’m here on January 17, 2021 on Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island), Nova Scotia and looking at my very accurate outdoor thermometer that says it is 11 degrees... more
climate change
Green energy
Life
Environment
Prime Minister Trudeau has announced new quarantine and travel measures to be implemented in the next weeks. They include the voluntary cancellation of flights... more
COVID19
covid
coronavirus
quarantine
Travel
hotel
Trudeau
justin
alghabra
hajdu
air canada
air transat
hospitality
restriction
curfew
pandemic
variant
I’m glad to see that the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has stopped undermining its Gatineau Park campaign by bending over backwards to legitimize the... more
CPAWS-OV
Gatineau Park
2020 Master Plan
Conservation
Environment
Capitulating to private interests, and violating the park’s public and ecological missions, the 2020 Draft Gatineau Park Master Plan is a confused hodgepodge... more
Gatineau Park
Environment
Anita Anand
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When we lived in the arctic during the 1970s and 80s I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time out on the land with the Inuit. Living beside Moonshine... more
Polar bears
climate change
Environment
Arctic
James Raffan
Paul Strome
fossil fuels
coal
Nova Scotia
cdnpoli
Factual history plays a huge role in regard to the racism that has been perpetrated against indigenous people in North America even before the first explorers... more
Fisheries
Racism
lobster
Indigenous
cdnpoli
Maritimes
Last week, Ottawa’s racialized communities and women across cultures looked for a gesture of solidarity from Ottawa Police Services members. To vote Matt Skof... more
Ottawa Police Services
Unions
Matt Skof
Policing
ottpoli
Canadian law
Eli El-Chantiry
October 2, 2020 Foreward: The following letter to the editor exemplifies the sort of commentary that is routinely rejected by corporate media “gatekeepers”.... more
Canadian arms deals
Turkey
Kurdistan
CF5 fighter jets
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