Issue 637 Volume 3 Number 137

The Ottawan



It’s Monday, October 24, 2022 and we'll be doing our civic duty today, which means being fairly sure who we will mark an ‘X’ against for mayor, then looking at the list of ward candidates and thinking, ‘Wait, who are all these people?’ And school board trustee? Who? And why didn't I read those links in the ottawan? 

You can look up who is running in your ward here.

You can find out where to vote using this tool.

If you are already registered to vote, you should have had a voters card sent to you. But you can still vote even if you don't have it. You don't even need to have ID, but it will make things faster.  

If you are not registered, you can do so at the polling place.

Ottawa’s City Clerk says that the results will be made official on Friday. That doesn't mean we won't know who won mayor and council this evening – unofficial results are expected around 11 pm.


Monday Events

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▪️This is the final week to enjoy La Troca Ottawa food truck (11:00 am to 4:00pm, and 1426 Scott Street). After Friday it’s closed for the season, so get down there to enjoy incredibly fresh Mexican fare like tacos, burritos, and churros. If you can’t get down to the food truck, you can always plan a sit down meal at the food truck's sister operation, Sí Señor, 506 Rideau St. 

▪️If you’re heading to any of the events at the Ottawa Writers Festivaltonight, get some sustenance at the Festival Café in Christ Church Cathedral first. In addition to veggie and vegan meals, there'll be beverages supplied by Bridgehead Coffee and local breweries Beyond the Pale and Bicycle Craft Brewery. 414 Sparks St.

▪️Tickets are running out for this Saturday’s Hammond Hill Haunted Forest walk. This one isn’t for kids; admittance is for people 12 and over. The walk lasts approximately 15 minutes and takes you through scary sites in the forest. It costs $11.62 per ticket, which will admit up to five people. 861 Du Golf Road, Hammond.

▪️Happy Diwali, today is the first of the five days of the Festival of Lights. 

Deals of the day

▪️It’s Jocktober at Stroked Ego, where jockstraps and thongs are 20% off until October 31. 131 Bank St. 

▪️49th Apparel’s 12 Days of Free Shipping Site Wide, Canada Wide ends on October 30.

We'll see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

?️ Is there something that Ottawa should know about? Email to us at We read every single comment.


Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 19°, low of 10°.   

Number:  2 kilometres. The length of the stretch of Montréal Road that has been under construction since 2019. The road reopened Saturday, completely rebuilt, and with new bike lanes and better transit shelters. [CBC]

Ottawan of the Day:  Wendy Muckle. The executive director of Ottawa Inner Health is retiring after 21 years. Muckle has been working with homeless persons since the 90s. [CTV]

Quote: ‘If you fix the issues with transit, you will fix the issues with labour shortages as well’ – Nepean resident Khalid Ahmed. [Capital Current]

Sports: NHL Ottawa Senators 6 – Arizona Coyotes 2, last Saturday OHL Ottawa 67s 2 – Soo Greyhounds 1, last Friday,  Ottawa 67s 5 – Sudbury Wolves 3, last night  CPL Atlético Ottawa 1 – Pacific FC 1last night – this puts Ottawa into the final next Sunday CFL Ottawa RedBlacks 27 – 30 Hamilton Tiger-Cats, last Friday FISU The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team won the FISU University World Cup championship 2 – 1 against Paulista. 


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?️ The Election

▪️It's too late to comment. Go vote.


? The Emergency Act Inquiry

▪️Premier Doug Ford and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones have been summoned to appear before the Inquiry. They previously declined to voluntarily appear.

▪️A retired Ontario Provincial Police chief superintendent had some rose coloured testimony. Carson Pardy said that police did not need the Emergency Act, as they already had all powers that they needed. "We tow vehicles every day. We did not explicitly need those authorities to tow a vehicle," he said. City Manager Steve Kanellakos testified last week that they were not able to hire any tow trucks until the act compelled the companies.

▪️Still interim chief of the Ottawa Police Service, Steve Bell, testified this morning that they believed that the Convoy occupation would be a weekend event. Bell has previously said that he did not have an opinion on whether using the Emergency Act was necessary.

▪️Bell also testified that former chief Peter Sloly used crisis management firm Navigator Ltd. to communicate not only with City officials and media, but also to top Police officials.

The Rest

▪️We mentioned this on Friday but BC Mountie Eric Stubbs has been hired as Ottawa's new police chief. He'll start November 17. [CTV]

+ Related Gloucester-Southgate ward councillor Diane Deans thinks there is a double standard over hiring of the new chief. Deans was tossed as chair of the Ottawa Police Board by City Council when Council disagreed with the Board's choice of a new police chief. That new police chief was never hired.

+ Related When Stubbs was a senior officer over the Fairy Creek logging protests, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge removed the injunction on protests because the Mountie’s enforcement had ‘led to serious and substantial infringement of civil liberties, including impairment of the freedom of the press to a marked degree’. 

+ Related During the Fairy Creek protests last November, two journalists were arrested by the RCMP. Said Stubbs at the time, the RCMP ‘does not question or dispute that the two individuals who identified themselves as journalists while being arrested, were in fact journalists or on assignment’.

▪️Former mayor Marc Bureau has won the Gatineau councillor byelection. Bureau was mayor of Gatineau between 2005 and 2013. The Parc-de-la-Montagne-Saint-Raymond district seat was open after the August death of popular councillor Louise Boudrias. [CBC]

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