My speaking notes to Standing Committee regarding Safe Access to Abortion Services Act

IMG_0602Thank you for the opportunity to speak to members of the Standing Committee on General Government regarding Bill 163, an Act to enact the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017 and my strong support for the Bill.

I am the City Councillor for Somerset Ward in Ottawa. The Morgentaler Clinic on Bank Street is located in the ward that I represent.

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Downtown councillors ponder possibilities of steeper tax hike

DMX8EvKXcAAGYbLPublic consultation held to ask whether residents would tolerate an extra 1% tax increase

City councillors and residents from Ottawa’s five central wards spent Tuesday evening exploring the ways in which the city could spend extra tax dollars if the mayor and rest of council ever loosen their grip on the annual tax increase, currently capped at two per cent.

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