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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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Centretown Buzz: Questions from our readers

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My responses to questions from the Centretown Buzz readers.

How do you specifically propose to expand the green imprint in Centretown to introduce new measures (e.g., bicycling, new parks/greenspaces etc)?

What we need is a comprehensive tree planting strategy in place in order to increase our sidewalk and street canopy cover.  I also support green roofs on new and retrofitted buildings as well as more community gardens.  More parks are needed without a doubt and with the ever growing population of children ...

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Fire Fighters Would Like to Know You: A Candidate Questionnaire

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My responses to a questionnaire by the Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association.

What is the reason(s) you have decided to run in this municipal election?

  • I have been involved in the community here in Somerset and in the city for almost 30 years and as a public servant federally for 25 years, running for city council 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 ...
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Four challenge Holmes in Somerset ward

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By Hanna Lange-Chenier, Centretown News

Though municipal elections are months away, candidates for Somerset ward are already in campaign mode. Denis Schryburt, Thomas McVeigh, Lili Weeman and Martin Canning have all filed nomination papers to put them in the running for the council spot currently held by incumbent and long-term councillor Diane Holmes, who filed nomination papers last week.

Both Schryburt and Canning say it is time for fresh, new leadership in Centretown.

“I think people just need to connect with someone new,” ...

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One giant first step…

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One giant first step…

This morning I walked to City Hall to file my nomination as a candidate in Somerset Ward.  It was an amazing experience.  I was the first to arrive and the young lady at the counter told me she had to reference the procedures manual as this only happens every four years.

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Meet the Candidates: Denis Schryburt

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By Laura Meuller, Ottawa Community News.

Denis Schryburt, a bilingual candidate well-known in Centretown for his activism in the gay, lesbian and transgendered community, thinks he has more to bring to the table as councillor for Somerset Ward.

The single 48-year-old “proud public servant” was born and raised in Ottawa and currently works for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, but his interests and experience run the gamut from computer programming to acting to sports and recreation (his first government job was in ...

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Denis Schryburt to run for Ottawa City Council

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Denis Schryburt to run for Ottawa City Council

Well known community member will run against Diane Holmes in Somerset Ward 14.

By Adrienne Ascah, Daily Xtra.

Denis Schryburt was so excited about filing his papers to run for Ottawa City Council he couldn’t stop shaking.

“I was the first one at City Hall last week to register,” he said in a Jan 9 interview with Xtra. “I was shaking because I was so excited. A friend of mine was there taking pictures and he said ‘You’re shaking too much.’ I said ‘I know, I’m ...

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Number of candidates eye political change in the city’s core

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun.

The downtown ward of Somerset could be an election battleground, judging by the candidates trying to wrestle the seat from incumbent councillor Diane Holmes.

Two of the candidates who registered Thursday — the first day to file municipal election papers ahead of the Oct. 27 vote — cited the ongoing LRT construction as one of the ward’s major issues entering into a new four-year term.

Thomas McVeigh, 42, is a restaurant manager and the president of the Centretown ...

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Stronger candidates for Ottawa City Hall a sign of civic awakening, observers say

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By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen.

OTTAWA — The number of high-powered candidates setting out to take city council seats away from sitting councillors is a sign that Ottawa is growing into a more mature city, one expert says.

Nominations opened for the Oct. 27 civic election Thursday and a list of credible candidates unprecedented since amalgamation have signed up to run or declared they plan to do so.

The University of Ottawa’s Gilles Paquet, an emeritus professor and former president of the ...

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