What Ottawa is Talking About – 10 December 2021

10 December 2021

▪️Mayor Jim Watson will not run in the next election. Watson has been this version of Ottawa’s mayor for 12 years, and before Ottawa absorbed all its neighbours, was mayor from 1997 to 2001.The next election will be next October. [CBC] [Statement from Jim Watson] [Twitter roundup]

▪️Two of mom and pop business Shopify's children have launched a new Ottawa startup. Not literal children but don't let anyone say we don't commit to a bit. The two former employees have launched Gadget, which allows app developers to create their e-commerce projects in hours rather than weeks. They have received $8.5 million investments from US venture funds. Gadget plans to move into new Chinatown offices in the new year. [Ottawa Business Journal]

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