What Ottawa is Talking About – 21 January 2022

21 January 2022

▪️A Crown Prosecutor played on the same soccer team with the jury foreman on a murder case. The attorney and the foreman both played on a Carleton adult soccer league team while the trial was conducted in September. Eventually, the two figured it out and reported it. The defendant has no plans to ask for a mistrial as he was convicted on the lessor charge of second degree murder and doesn't want to push his luck. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The National Capital Commission wants $175 million to fix all the official residences, including 24 Sussex Drive. All official residences – including Harrington Lake (country residence for the Prime Minister), Stornoway (home of the leader of the Opposition), The Farm (for the speaker of the House of Commons ) and 7 Rideau Gate (guest residence for foreign officials) — need repairs but 24 Sussex is the one in the worst shape, requiring $35 million in repairs. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Local mom and pop business Shopify has partnered with company to access Chinese consumers. The partnership with JD.com will let businesses that use Shopify for the ecommerce to be available as a sales channel in China. [Ottawa Business Journal]

▪️The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has cancelled all final exams. Student marks will be determined by term course work only.  [CityNews]

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