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Some thoughts on Housing

I’ve been boning up on housing. It’s complicated. From high end to bottom end, there are shortages. But the need in the low end is most serious. But we don’t really know how bad it is. We don’t keep up-to-date statistics. Scot Smith says the last Canada Mortgage and Housing survey was about a year … Continue reading Some thoughts on Housing

The 10th Avenue Crossing

Here’s an issue that never seems to go away. For those who are new to town, the north end of 10th Avenue dead ends at the top of the ravine, or canyon of Roger Creek. One of the reasons there is a traffic bottleneck on Gertrude is because a bridge across the Roger Creek Canyon … Continue reading The 10th Avenue Crossing

Why am I running?

Good question. Every time I think about it, I come up with a different answer. When I was a young man out of high school in Ottawa, and working at the Experimental Farm (hoeing weeds, believe it or not) I remember meeting a young guy who said he wanted to be a Politician. That was … Continue reading Why am I running?

Councillor McRuer?

After a fair bit of dithering, I have decided to run for City Council. I believe there should be a voice on council for the environment. Important decisions about the future of the city will be made during the next term. And I am all about sustainability, restoration, and community resilience. A vital part of … Continue reading Councillor McRuer?

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