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Reevely: Ottawa's courthouse gets better at speaking French, but it's not easy

Madeleine Meilleur started the experiment back in 2015, when she was both Ontario's attorney general and its minister for francophone affairs. It's being taken up...

Speculation swirls about who will run for Ottawa-Vanier seat ...

In a strange twist of fate, both the provincial and federal ridings of Ottawa-Vanier are now without politicians at the helm.With the earlier resignation of...

Ombudsman: Let the police, or anybody, walk with Pride as they choose

Both attorneys general John Gerretsen and Madeleine Meilleur skillfully dodged and weaved around the issue. After the Toronto shooting of Andrew Loku, BLM staged not...

SHERRING: Torn Fleury declines run to replace Meilleur

That's something Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury has pondered over the last couple of weeks. Fleury was touted by outgoing Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeleine Meilleur as the...

City playing a dangerous game with snow-clearing debate

Done under then mayor Bob Chiarelli, council eventually reversed the decision. “There are a lot of people who are very upset out there,” Chiarelli said...

SEGUIN: Mr. Orazietti, your work is cut out for you

I'd like to welcome David Orazietti to the position of minister of community safety and correctional services. You are to be commended for taking on...

SHERRING: Meilleur offers the Ottawa-Vanier torch to Fleury

... worked hard to win the ward of Rideau-Vanier in 2010 and oust longtime politician Georges Bedard, is well on his way to becoming the...

Ombudsman: Here's who walked the plank in this week's cabinet shuffle

But both Brad Duguid, the economic development and growth minister and Michael Coteau, the children and youth services and anti-racism minister, both have street smarts...

Madeleine Meilleur relinquishes the throne in Ottawa-Vanier

Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeleine Meilleur, the province's attorney general and a longtime local politician, is retiring. Meilleur announced her departure Thursday evening, right as the legislature...

Whistle blowing protection to be improved in light of Ottawa hospital allegations

Health Minister Eric Hoskins sent a letter to every hospital chief executive officer in the province earlier this year, pointing out that the ministry has...

Ontario's emergency team to remain in Attawapiskat

EMT Ontario's Minister of Health, Eric Hoskins, left, arrived in Attawapiskat on April 13, along with Child and Youth Minister Tracy MacCharles , right, and...

Ombudsman: Why are reports being left on a shelf?

In the same 2015 annual report, I noted that the preliminary report had been shared with Minister Yasir Naqvi's ministry responsible for the police to...

Marin: Liberals show little will to enforce police accountability

Liberal attorneys general one after the other, including incumbent Madeleine Meilleur, have ducked the issue, pretending it didn't exist. They handled police oversight like a...

SHERRING: Eric Lindros joins push to pass Rowan's Law

As your correspondence would interest my colleague the Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, I have forwarded a copy to him for...

Reform bail system to reduce pressure on Ontario jails, minister says

The number of people sitting in jail before their trial needs to be reduced, says the minister responsible for Ontario's jails. Yasir Naqvi, community safety...

EDITORIAL: Reforms could help police

Last week, Yasir Naqvi, the community safety minister and Ottawa MPP, said the Liberal government would start consultations to reform policing in Ontario. The government...

Time to reform Police Act: Naqvi

“The current approach cannot respond to, and address, the increasingly complex issues police officers and community partners are confronting each and every day,” Community Safety...

Queen's Park slams Roosh V's 'repulsive' views

Roosh V's “repulsive” views have no place in Ontario, Children and Youth Services Minister Tracy MacCharles says. "Hateful language and the promotion of violence against...

Hit-and-run victim's dad calls for probe

Nevin has filed official complaints with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, a civilian oversight agency. He is also complaining to Ontario Attorney...

Ending carding builds trust

As a retired chief of police of Ottawa I support the recent announcement by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Yasir Naqvi, to...

Hydro Ottawa, Hydro One can't reach deal on city customersONEPLAN:

Watson and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli brought the two sides together. More meetings subsequently happened and, according to Conrad, Hydro One was "very open and...

UOttawa profs sue school over 'big' admin salary hikes

Zak Paget, a spokesman for Reza Moridi, minister of training, colleges and universities said in an email correspondence while he can't comment on the specifics...

Hostage situation 'could happen' in Ottawa: OCDC union head

Attorney General and Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeleine Meilleur said the officer was released as a result of "successful negotiations." Reports indicate the officer had suffered unspecified...

'Inhumane' Innes Rd. jail getting a makeover: Naqvi

"We will be doing the system a huge favour, if we break the revolving door," Yasir Naqvi said Monday. He was responding to a report...

Hit, run victim's family wants more charges laid

Eli El-Chantiry, chair of the Police Services Board, Ontario Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur and the Crown Attorney's office. Police would not confirm whether they had...

City rakes in $34M from Ontario gas tax

Gas taxes MPP Yasir Naqvi and Bob Chiarelli announce $34-million for Ottawa transportation projects while at Lincoln Fields Transit Station on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

Carding debate misses the point

Yasir Naqvi, Ontario Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, explains a draft regulation for public input that would prohibit the random and arbitrary collection...

Lightning centre Steven Stamkos' future up in the air

Ducks GM Bob Murray can't be the least bit pleased with the play of all-star forwards Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. The name of blueliner...

Call for coroner's inquest in Valley homicides

Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi called domestic violence “despicable and absolutely unacceptable.” Naqvi described four steps in place to prevent domestic violence.

City officials and friends get Arts Court 'first look'

A bit more insight into the funding came from Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeleine Meilleur, who said she had to make sure the $6.5 million previously earmarked...

Jail staff shortages on the verge of a crisis: Defence lawyer

Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi said recently that the ministry is working to address the root causes of these lockdowns by hiring more officers. Collin...

Mentally ill inmates warehoused in segregation: Report

In March, provincial corrections minister Yasir Naqvi pledged that the ministry would review its segregation policy; a spokeswoman said Tuesday the review is not yet...

Violence among inmates not investigated

Yasir Naqvi, an Ottawa-area Liberal MPP and provincial Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, could not be reached for comment Tuesday to talk about...

Feds pledge $1B for phase 2 of LRT, must be an election year! | Sherring ...

gfdd MPP Bob Chiarelli, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and MP Royal Galipeau pound silver stakes into a rail line during a press conference at the...

Is there a gun crisis or not?

Watsongroup Police board chair Eli El-Chantiry speaks to reporters at City Hall Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 after meeting with Mayor Jim Watson, Chief Charles Bordeleau,...

Brew Donkey resumes normal operations

Campeau met with TICO president and CEO Richard Smart and vice-president of operations Dorian Werda at Ottawa-Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi's office on Monday. In the...

Chiarelli says move on from billing screw-up

Ontario can afford a "wait and see" approach while Hydro One straightens out a major billing problem that led to a scathing report from the...

festival season in full swing

"Ottawa is so much about our festivals," said Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi. "It defines us and the city as to who we are. It...

Hospital parking fees the least or our worries

Health Minister Eric Hoskins has recently said his government is looking at having a fix to high parking fees."‹ In last June's provincial election, one...

Chiarelli wants city's "fair" hydro price

Chiarelli wants city's "fair" hydro priceOntario's energy minister wants the City of Ottawa to suggest a better way to establish a fair price for Hydro...

Chiarelli needs to get Hydro talks heated up

It would be easier to reverse the flow of Niagara Falls and harness the power of perpetual motion than sort out the energy policy mess...

Doiron a hero and now we all know it

Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi attended the funeral representing the province. He spoke of the emotional eulogies heard inside the beautiful bascillia, with Doiron's sister...

Province proposes changes to developer fees, OMB mandate

CBC.caThe Liberals' proposed changes would allow municipal councils to raise money for future transit projects based on a "prospective basis," said Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir...

Our municipal election? Can you say boring?

For second he chooses the 1997 race for Regional Chair, between Bob Chiarelli and Peter Clark. He admits this is a "political junkie" choice because...

Committee backs 'Vimy Memorial Bridge' for new Rideau River crossing

Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, Ward 3 Ottawa Councillor Jan Harder, and Ward 22 City Councillor Steve Deroches unveil yet another...

Police run, cycle to honour the fallen

Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa Centre MPP and Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services took part in the relay. "This was absolutely an inspiring run for...

United Way aims to change lives of thousands with annual campaign

Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa-Centre, was one of breakfast servers. "This is a great coming together of the community," said Naqvi. "All of us representatives...

Councillor floats community-funded canal bridge

Chernushenko said he has expressed to MPP Yasir Naqvi how important the bridge is. Failing upper-government funding, the next option might be asking the public...

Appliance trade-in program saves energy, money

Bob Chiarelli, minister of energy, kicked off the province-wide event at Canadian Tire's Carling Ave. location Friday, where he too, exchanged his old wood panel...

Worthy candidates debate in Rideau-Rockcliffe

Clark said he likes that MPP Yasir Naqvi is pursing at Queen's Park a residential street speed limit reduction to 40 km/h. On the subject...