“I am pleased that my vision of an Ottawa Transit Commission will become a reality for our city,” says Councillor Blais. “I believe that this transit commission will ultimately lead to improvements to our public transit system.”
The number is 819-771-2886.
“We don’t want to see any resident of Ottawa and Gatineau driving while inebriated. Please keep this number handy this holiday season”, said Mr. Blais. “If you think you had too much to drink, be responsible and call Red Nose, it may be the best decision you ever made”, added the councillor.
Although they're eager to get the keys for their new offices Wednesday, the under-40 group of councillors acknowledge the veteran leadership around the council table. Mathieu Fleury, who will represent Rideau-Vanier ward, will be the youngest councillor at 25 years old.
Committee structures will be one of the first matters for the new council, which takes office Dec. 1. There are seven standing committees on which councillors sit, but depending on the wishes of the new council, that number could increase, decrease or remain unchanged.