The Winning Candidates' Responses

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Thirteen of the winning candidates in the October 27, 2014 election responded to our letter which set out four propositions.  The propositions were:

1. Support for a strong site alteration by-law, with emphasis on "strong."

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MEDIA RELEASE: Jim Watson commits to bringing in a site alteration by-law

14 October 2014 - For immediate release                                            Version française

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Municipal Election 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- September 14, 2014

Municipal Election: Four Propositions

The Greenspace Alliance today is sending a letter to each candidate registered for Ottawa's October 27 municipal election, asking whether they support the following four propositions:

1. Support for a strong site alteration by-law, with emphasis on "strong."

2. Renewed commitment to an annual allocation towards an environmental lands acquisition fund.

3. Standing firm in support of the prohibition against future country lot subdivisions.

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Kanata North: Community demands that cut forest be fully restored

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                       Community demands that cut forest be fully restored

Ottawa, July 2, 2014

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2013-2014 Annual Report

                                       Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital                    Français

                                                  Greenspace Watch

                                                    Annual Report

                                             May 2013 - April 2014

Old Richmond Road through Stony Swamp

Please find below elements of the Environmental Study Report for the Hope Side Road/Old Richmond Road (Terry Fox Drive to Highway 416) Class Environmental Assessment:

+ the main report (5.8 MB, 90 pp.)

+ Appendix F - Landscape Assessment and Evaluation report ("Context Sensitive Design and Landscape Report") - 4.2 MB, 16 pp.

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The next step: Ministry review of "OPA 150" -- further UPDATED

On Christmas Eve, reportedly literally wrapped as a Christmas present, the City delivered to the Ministry of Affairs and Housing what Council had approved on November 26 and confirmed in a by-law on December 11, 2013 - henceforth to be known as OPA 150.  The Ministry now has 180 days to give Notice of any "Ministerial Modifications" it sees fit.  It is quite likely that it will take only about half that time.  A Notice was also posted on the

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