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THANK YOU

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I would like to take this opportunity to send out a great big heartfelt thank you to all those who supported me during my campaign for city council in Somerset Ward over the past ten months.  Although we did not get the results we were hoping for, I am extremely proud of the work that my team and I have done and happy to have met so many new people across our community.

I would like to thank my incredible and ...

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Daily Xtra Ottawa Candidate Questionnaire

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My responses to the Daily Xtra Ottawa’s candidate questionnaire.

How do you feel about the current level of municipal funding to LGBT organizations like Capital Pride and PTS?

I think the City has been doing great work at funding a number of Ottawa’s LGBT organizations and events over the last few years.  Can more be done, absolutely.

Claudia Van den Heuvel, PTS’s executive director, took an unpaid leave in June because the charity didn’t have enough funding to cover her salary while continuing ...

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A Video Message from Denis Schryburt

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Hi, my name is Denis Schryburt and I am proud to be a candidate in Somerset Ward.

Somerset is a great place to live, there’s no doubt about that.  But together we can make it even better.

  • Better transit
  • Better Development that is done right and done smart
  • Better support for our local businesses
  • Better services for our seniors aging at home
  • Safer, greener, healthier.

With your support, we can get it done.  On October 27th, please vote Denis Schryburt and ...

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Standing apart from other candidates in Somerset Ward

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Born and raised in Ottawa, I have been living in Somerset Ward for almost 30 years.  I have been involved in my community from the moment I moved here.  I have extensive community experience from all my volunteer work, many of which are listed on my LinkedIn page.  In fact, I have continued to live up to my commitments with some of those organizations throughout the campaign.  Over the years I have built great working and personal relationships with ...

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Somerset House on Bank Street

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Somerset House on Bank Street

Comment re Blog: Somerset House Concerns on October 10, 2014.

Somerset House has been an embarrassment for far too long.  It has been a difficult challenge without a doubt.  While the issue was before the courts, no amount of names on any sort of petition would have made a difference.  Nothing could be done until the case was settled.

However, the court case has been settled and action must be taken now to redeveloped the site and bring pride back ...

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Ottawa Sun Candidate Questionnaire

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My responses to the Ottawa Sun’s candidate questionnaire.

Why are you running?

I have been involved in the community here in Somerset for almost 30 years and as a public servant federally for 25 years, it is a natural progression for me. It will allow me to work with the community and for the community on a full time basis on some of the important issues we are facing.

What is the biggest issue facing the ward?

Although LRT will completely change the city’s ...

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Somerset Street West Votes: Questions to all Ward 14 Ottawa Municipal Candidates

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My responses to the residents of Somerset Street West.

Safe Injection Site

Some candidates are open to considering a Safe Injection Site within Somerset Ward. We know for a fact that the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres (OATC) – Ottawa (known commonly as the Meth Clinic) on 401 Somerset St. West has been the cause of the increased levels of crime.

It seems obvious that, considering the City’s unsuccessful attempt to integrate the OATC in a community already dealing with a slum-like situation, a ...

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Ottawa Citizen election coverage – Somerset ward

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My responses to the Ottawa Citizen all candidate questionnaire.

ISSUES PAST

How did you vote, or how would you have voted, on the 2013 Transportation Master Plan that includes a $3-billion plan for the second phase of light rail?

If I were a member of the previous Council, the only way I would have voted for the Transportation Master Plan is if it was amended to include a link to the Airport in the second phase of light rail.  Including that very important ...

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Getting the Senior Vote in Somerset Ward

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My responses to the Seniors Committee of the Centretown Citizens Community Association

The Seniors Committee of the Centretown Citizens Community Association of which I am chair, published an article in the September edition of the Centretown Buzz entitled “Getting the Senior Vote”  for candidates in Somerset Ward. Your answers will form the basis of a follow up article for the Buzz October edition just before the election.

In 2012 the City of Ottawa adopted a 74 item action plan based on the ...

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Four propositions from the Greenspace Alliance

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My responses to the Greenspace Alliance.

Support for a strong site alteration by-law, with emphasis
on “strong.”

The Official Plan of 2003 already included a directive to staff to come forward with such a by-law; its purpose was further clarified in the 2009 revision of the Plan and unaltered in the 2013 update. The policy reads:

“The City will work with the Conservation Authorities and other interested stakeholders to develop a by-law under the Municipal Act to regulate the removal of top soil, ...

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