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  • Reply to: Old Richmond Road through Stony Swamp   5 hours 1 min ago

    On September 17, 2014, Minister Lisa Raitt replied:

    Dear Mr. Dreessen:
     
    Thank you for your correspondence of April 15, 2014, which was also addressed to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Glen R. Murray, Ontario’s former Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, concerning your organization’s Part II Order request for the proposed Hope Side Road–Old Richmond–West Hunt Club Corridor Environmental Study Report.  Please accept my apology for the delay in replying.
     
    I should note that, although Transport Canada is not involved in this specific project, I appreciate your concern for the ecological heritage of the National Capital Greenbelt.  These are values that are shared by all levels of government, and I have confidence that Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Glen R. Murray, will give full consideration to your request and render a fair and informed decision.
     
    Again, thank you for writing.
     
    Sincerely,

    The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of Transport

    c.c.    The Honourable Diane Finley, P..C., M.P.
              Minister of Public Works and Government Services
     
    The Honourable Steven Del Duca, M.P.P.
    Minister of Transportation
    Government of Ontario
     
    The Honourable Glen R. Murray, M.P.
    Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
    Government of Ontario
     

     

  • Reply to: MEDIA RELEASE: Jim Watson commits to bringing in a site alteration by-law   2 weeks 4 days ago

    The Centretown News published an article by Garrett Barry dated 24 October about our fourth proposition, on the role of advisory committees:

    http://www.centretownnews.ca/front-page-mainmenu-127/4819-advisory-board-cuts-closed-door-on-citizen-input.html

    It includes comments from Jim Watson and Martin Canning.

    E.D. - 25 October 2014

  • Reply to: NCC Renewal   3 weeks 6 days ago

    On October 12, 2007, Minister Cannon, the Minister responsible for the NCC, announced new appointments at the Commission.  Ms. Marie Lemay was appointed Chief Executive Officer (replacing Micheline Dubé, who remains Executive Vice-President); and former Ottawa Mayor Jacquelin Holzman and financial advisor Kory Bobrow were appointed to a 2-year and 4-year term on the Commission respectively.  Like Ms. Holzman, Mr. Bobrow hails from the National Capital Region.

     

    Ms. Lemay has been CEO of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers since 2000 and has worked for the City of Gatineau and the Township of Chelsea.  Her term is for five years, starting January 7, 2008.

     

    Press releases from Transport Canada:

    on the appointment of the new CEO:

    <http://www.tc.gc.ca/mediaroom/releases/nat/2007/07-h194e.htm>

    on the appointment of the two new Directors:

    <http://www.tc.gc.ca/mediaroom/releases/nat/2007/07-h193e.htm>

    Press coverage: Patrick Dare in The Citizen of October 13, 2007, page E3.

     

    Erwin Dreessen