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Blais Keeps First Promise During First Council Meeting

Blais Keeps First Promise During First Council Meeting

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais today cast his first vote during his first City Council meeting in support of establishing a Transit Commission for the betterment of the City of Ottawa.

“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.”

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Safety / Sécurité

Blais reminds residents to keep Operation Red Nose phone number handy

Blais reminds residents to keep Operation Red Nose phone number handy

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais encourages residents who have consumed too much alcohol not to drive home but to consider calling Operation Red Nose this holiday season.

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.

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Leadership

Young blood keeps it fresh

Four council young guns are mindful of not blasting into City Hall in a blaze of glory.

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.

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Leadership

New councillors eye extra work

The jockeying for committee positions has begun as the new councillors learn the ropes at City Hall.

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.

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Leadership

New councillors go to boot camp

Mayor-elect Watson shares message of co-operation and collaboration

Mayor-elect Jim Watson preached a message of co-operation and collaboration Tuesday as the first day of boot camp began for incoming councillors.

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