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Friday , October 25, 2013

1.4 Billion & Counting At City Of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa is in debt to the tune of $1.4 Billion at the end of 2012.  Somehow the City Council doesn’t think this is a big deal and has approved borrowing more money - to expand recreational facilities!!!  People going for recreation should NOT expect to be subsidized by the general taxpayers, many of whom cannot afford such entertainment!!!  But of course, the Socialist mindset never has ANY problem with borrowing money - after all, those who support them benefit from other “free” services that they get and the only people who end up footing the bills are the middle-class taxpayers, those who work hard to pay their taxes (businesses & property owners).

Eric has been keeping me informed on a regular basis on this file - if only we have more Ontarians who are just as concerned.  Ontario is definitely under the gun from the very active, very well-funded French groups which are working very hard to bring more and more Ontario municipalities under the control of the French Language Services Act (FLSA).  I’ll send you more information on this group and how they are making huge strides in forwarding their group’s agenda.

President (CLF)

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This is why the French are making such huge progress in advancing their rights - they are very pushy!!!

Living in the French daily

Living in the French daily means, among others, for all of us:

  • Speak French and ask to be served in French in shops of the major regions of the National Capital and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
  • Ask to be served in French when we address the various federal and provincial departments.
  • Ask to be served in French regarding all health services.
  • Intervene with government authorities when there are gaps in the provision of services in French.
  • Support our French-language schools.
  • Set an example for us by our good habits in our everyday conversations.
  • Subscribe to and read as a family, our only daily newspaper, Le Droit, our weekly French and other periodicals.
  • Regularly attend and support our school and municipal libraries promote French-language books and to ensure their availability.
  • Support our authors, publishers and libraries by purchasing their books locally.
  • Encourage our many Franco-Ontarian artists by buying their records.
  • Buy works of many artists in us.
  • Attend plays and other events in our cultural centers and other Francophone organizations.
  • Watch DVD movies or French. Require their availability in stores.
  • Using the French constantly at home, in the office, with friends.
  • Watch TV and listen to the radio in French.
  • Complaining is not crying

In Ontario, Francophones are entitled to services in French from the departments or agencies of the federal, provincial and municipal governments in the designated areas. When our language rights are not respected, when we can not deal with these departments and agencies in French, we have the right to complain. This law applies to any French person in Ontario.

C "also will be served in our mother tongue. Shops, for example, should make every effort to serve our clients in their own language, whether in the field of customer service or documentation. ASK IN FRENCH.

You can make a complaint to the Commissioner of Official Languages

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Development fees

Kudos to Moffat and Hubly on this, everyone else, thanks for spending more of our money.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

That Council waive the municipal development charges, other than the transit development charge, estimated at $347,549.41, for the upgrade and expansion of La Nouvelle Scène Francophone Theatre Centre at 333 King Edward Avenue and that a grant from the Provision for Unforeseen in the amount of $106,040.62 be made for the transit development charge as outlined in this report.

CARRIED with Councillors A. Hubley and S. Moffatt dissenting.

Vote Records (Unofficial Results)

Passed Motion To: COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION That Council waive the municipal development charges, other than the transit development charge, estimated at $347,549.41, for the upgrade and expansion of La Nouvelle Scène Francophone Theatre Centre at 333 King Edward Avenue and that a grant from the Provision for Unforeseen in the amount of $106,040.62 be made for the transit development charge as outlined in this report.

(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  No

(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Bloess  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Desroches  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes

(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes

(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) P. Clark  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes

(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes

(Councillor / Conseillère) K. Hobbs  Absent

(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes

(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Holmes  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Thompson  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  No

(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes

(Councillor / Conseiller) P. Hume  Yes

(Councillor / Conseillère) M. McRae  Yes

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Dear Councilor

I would like Council to vote no on Oct 23 towards another “giveaway”. Special interest groups that already get funding from all taxpayers (in this case triple dipping) should fund-raise from their clients then, and La Nouvelle Scene should be no exception.

$453,590.03 in waived redevelopment fees? No! This group is already getting 5.4 million dollars from Ontario and federal taxpayers and, has 20% of revenue from Ottawa taxpayers already!!! This is money that could be paid towards the debt, 1 billion plus in employee salary/benefits or put towards the upcoming hundreds of millions for transit or the operations budget even.

I also understand that some City administrators want King Edward/ Rideau area turned into another French district, please, no more individual districts. We all work and live in Ottawa, individual recognition will divide more than unite.

Thank you



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