Issue 638 Volume 3 Number 138

The Ottawan



It’s Tuesday, October 25, 2022 and congratulations to our new mayor, Mark Sutcliffe, our 11 brand new City councillors, and the 13 returning councillors. No incumbents lost their seat.

Our new council for the next four years:


Mark Sutcliffe


Ward 1 Orléans East-Cumberland: Matthew Luloff ℹ️

Ward 2 Orléans West-Innes: Laura Dudas ℹ️

Ward 3 Barrhaven West: David Hill

Ward 4 Kanata North: Cathy Curry ℹ️

Ward 5 West Carleton-March: Clarke Kelly

Ward 6 Stittsville: Glen Gower ℹ️

Ward 7 Bay: Theresa Kavanagh ℹ️

Ward 8 College: Laine Johnson

Ward 9 Knoxdale-Merivale: Sean Devine

Ward 10 Gloucester-Southgate: Jessica Bradley

Ward 11 Beacon Hill-Cyrville: Tim Tierney ℹ️

Ward 12 Rideau-Vanier: Stéphanie Plante

Ward 13 Rideau-Rockcliffe: Rawlson King ℹ️

Ward 14 Somerset: Ariel Troster

Ward 15 Kitchissippi: Jeff Leiper ℹ️

Ward 16 River: Riley Brockington ℹ️

Ward 17 Capital: Shawn Menard ℹ️

Ward 18 Alta Vista: Marty Carr

Ward 19 Orléans South-Navan: Catherine Kitts ℹ️

Ward 20 Osgoode: George Darouze ℹ️

Ward 21 Rideau-Jock: David Brown

Ward 22 Riverside South-Findlay Creek: Steve Desroches *️⃣

Ward 23 Kanata South: Allan Hubley ℹ️

Ward 24 Barrhaven East: Wilson Lo

ℹ️ denotes incumbent

*️⃣ Steve Desroches was a multi-elected councillor until 2014. This caused us to recount this list several times until we realized he wasn't a returning councillor.


Tuesday Events

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▪️There are a few tickets remaining for the recording of CBC’s The Debaters tonight at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe. Could be funny. 

▪️Tonight’s Ottawa International Writers’ Festival programming includes conversations with Colin McAdam, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Camille Fouillard, David A Roberts, Danny Ramadan, and Billy-Ray Belcourt. All events are at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St.

▪️Justine A Chambers and Laurie Young, dancers and choreographers from Vancouver and Berlin, respectively, present “One Hundred More: A physical and public declaration of what it means to resist,” at the Arts Court Theatre. Tickets starting at $20.11. Tonight and tomorrow night at 9:00pm at 2 Daly Avenue. 

▪️Not a Halloween person? Reserve your spot for Sunday’s Día de la Canción Criolla feast at Raphaël Peruvian Cuisine (89 Clarence St.) The Peruvian restaurant will be showcasing the music of the October 31st Criolla (Creole) holiday, celebrated in coastal regions of Peru. Enjoy a Pisco Sour cocktail made with pineapple and lime, and innovative Peruvian cuisine. There’s a $10 cover charge per person. 

Deals of the Day 

▪️Naughty Florals - cute, profane stickers and greeting cards, on sale at 25% off today and tomorrow (October 25 and October 26). 

▪️Province of Canada offers a 10% discount when you buy three Monday Tees. This unisex collection is available in a range of sleeve lengths and colours, and everything is made in Canada. 

We'll see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☁️ Cloudy. High of 21°, low of 16°.   

Number:  1,500. The distance a Hyundai Elantra  (Do note: not a 2010 Ford Fusion) was dragged down the tracks by a Montréal-bound Via Rail train last night around Carlsbad Springs. No one was injured. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day:  Brian Lutes. The writer, producer, and director has filmed his 1979-set dark, psychological thriller Painted Sharks across the Ottawa Valley. [Apt 613] [Trailer]

Quote: ‘Tonight, we’ll share some drinks —but not on me though, I’m unemployed’ – A quip from Catherine McKenney, conceding the mayoral election to Mark Sutcliffe. [Ottawa Citizen]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 4 – Dallas Stars 2, last night

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?️ The Election

▪️City to losers: get your campaign signs off our lawn by Thursday. It applies to the winners, too, but their new City salary should take out the sting.


? The Emergency Act Inquiry

▪️Premier Doug Ford and former Solicitor General Sylvia Jones are seeking a judicial review to avoid testifying at the inquiry. The Inquiry has issued a summons for their appearance but both are claiming ‘Parliamentary priviledge’, which protects elected legislators from being forced to testify about their deliberations.

▪️Ottawa Police believed that deliberately moving trucks into the street in front of Parliament, despite fears by the Parliamentary Protective Service over truck bombs, would prevent disruptions in other parts of the city. Ottawa Police Inspector Russell Lucas said Parliament was not in session at the time, so it was all good. 

▪️Lucas also revealed that the Ottawa Police did not have anyone monitoring social media. Instead, they used a social media analyst that the Waterloo Regional Police used who would send them updates.

▪️Still interim chief of the Ottawa Police Service, Steve Bell, said ‘We had a plan. We were going to execute a plan’. Arrested Development narrator: ‘They didn't have a plan.’ 

The Rest

▪️The Ottawa International Airport is increasing its parking rates next month. Daily rates increase from $17 to $19, for a week it will increase from $78 to $87, and monthly parking will increase from $156 to $174. [CTV]

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