What Ottawa is Talking About – 6 May 2022

6 May 2022

▪️Campaigners hung up bras outside of Councillor Rick Chiarelli’s office yesterday, demanding legislation to remove elected municipal officials. The City's integrity commissioner had found that Chiarelli had harrassed City staff. Ontario has no provision in law to remove a councillor for disreputable conduct. Chiarelli denies any wrongdoing. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️The Tourism Relief fund has opened, with $100,000 grants available. The money is coming from the Province but it's being doled out by Ottawa Tourism. Both for-profit and non-profit organizations can apply for the funds, which must be used to create increased tourism to Ottawa, or at least help out existing tourists. Priority will be given to applications sent by May 15. [Ottawa Tourism]

▪️Some Trucker siege participants are discussing a Canada Day demonstrationNo official event has been set but Federal officials and Ottawa Police says that they have been monitoring conversations. Canada Day in Ottawa, which is usually attended by tens of thousands of people, always has downtown streets closed to traffic. [CityNews]

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