Shawn Menard

A proposal for a nine-storey apartment complex in front of a former monastery in Old Ottawa East has been put on hold while the developer seeks an official plan amendment
Work on the southern extension is expected to begin in the coming weeks, with construction wrapping up by 2022
Councillors continue to rail against the procurement process for the second stage of Ottawa's LRT development
Numerous councillors arguing to postpone the vote were rebuffed by city staff and fellow members of council on the high cost and delays associated with pushing the decision
Many councillors expressed frustration over the tight timeline needed to approve the $4.66 billion in contracts for LRT's second phase
Watson made a few key promises on the campaign trail this year, including capping tax increases at three per cent and making affordable housing along the light-rail transit line a priority