City council

Also at council meeting, Broccolini secures interest-free deferment of development charges for new Amazon distribution centre
Mayor Jim Watson says the motion is meant to protect Ottawa’s vulnerable citizens from payday loan businesses – outlets that offer quick cash in exchange for high interest rates on loans.
The unexpected announcement at the start of Wednesday’s council meeting scuttled an expected showdown between the mayor and a group of eight councillors who wanted to raise property taxes by an…
Jim Watson says he wants to lead Ottawa for four more years, announcing Thursday he plans to run for mayor in 2018 and unofficially kicking off the municipal election campaign.