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EAST EDITION: Serving New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 25

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NEW HEIGHTS After surpassing its fundraising goal, United Way Ottawa is now putting money towards new programs aimed to help youth, newcomers, and eliminate homelessness in the city.

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Trying to knock down their classmates in a game of four-way tug-of-war students at Queen Elizabeth Public School participated in a schoolwide carnival that helped raise money for the local Boys and Girls Club clubhouse and the Ottawa Humane Society. The carnival raised $1,100. For the full story, please turn to page 17

City mulls study on widening Hwy 174

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RR 174 is still only 40 kilometres per hour during peak commuting times, Blais said. The study will cost around $5 million, which the province offered to the city first in 2008. Council turned down the money that time for a few reasons, said Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess. At that time, the province hadn’t set a timeline for when the section of the Queensway from downtown to the split would be rebuilt, and that needed to be done before the city could consider working on the 174, Bloess said. See PROPOSAL on page 21

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East-end commuters could be breathing a sigh of relief as the City of Ottawa plans to look at possibly widening Regional Road 174. The city’s transportation committee voted to go ahead with an environmental assessment to study whether a 30 kilometre stretch of the road should be widened between Canaan Road and the Queensway split. Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais, who

championed the motion, said the move would mean fewer commuting headaches for residents from the east end and from outside the city, including Rockland. “This is a fundamentally important project for residents of Cumberland and (the) east end,” Blaid said, adding that traffic on the roadway is the “biggest consternation” for east-end residents. The study would be a joint initiative of the city and the united counties of Prescott and Russell. Although east-end residents are the city’s largest transit users, the average speed on

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Businesses begin planning for future after Beechwood fire Rebuilding process could begin in August, main street feel to be maintained MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

Business owners and the community of New Edinburgh are working together to find the best and quickest way to revive Beechwood Avenue after the devastating fire in March 2010. “The plan is to have shovels in the ground as early as August,” said Joan Mason, president of the New Edinburgh Community Association. The New Edinburgh Community Association and some of the business owners that suffered loses from the fire, held a meeting on April 4 to discuss a redevelopment plan. “We are looking at keeping a traditional main streetscape,” Mason said. The building owner, Bank and Vogue’s representative, Helene Carter was not present at the meeting but spoke to the group via telephone, saying they are very interested in building quickly. Business owner Tracey Black is currently without a home for her take-out food and catering business Epicuria. The business, located at 419 MacKay St., suffered extensive water and smoke damage. For Black, she never thought at the beginning of her morning on March 16 the end of her day would leave her without a place to run her business. “I was in the basement when the fire alarm went off,” Black recounted. “When I got outside I was hoping it was just a fire

drill. When I saw the smoke coming out of the Home Hardware, I knew it was bad.” She hoped the fire would be contained. “Every hour it got worse,” Black said. Black said she had a great support system within the catering business and the next day, they were able to continue working on their contracts. Black worked for Epicuria for 15 years before taking over the business in 2009. She said she loves the business and will continue serving the New Edin-

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A plan is in place for Beechwood Avenue to get redeveloped as quickly as possible with the potential for shovels to be in the ground as early as August.

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burgh community. “It is unclear how long it will take to rebuild, but the community has been extremely supportive and incredible. I just can’t say enough about them,” Black said. The fire started in the Home Hardware’s basement and spread to the point that the

Fire crews spent hours on March 16 battling the blaze that destroyed a number of businesses and apartments on Beechwood Avenue. building, which also housed Time Sharpening, Nature’s Buzz, Parker Clean, had to be torn down. The remaining buildings, Lester’s Your Neighbourhood Barber Shop, Hamie’s Dinner and Bread and Roses

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this time,” Clement said. “But our main goal is to remain in the area.” In the meantime, Mason said the building owner will be working at trying to provide temporary accommodations for some of the displaced businesses. After the fire, business and the community in New Edinburgh came together and raised funds support the businesses and residential tenants in the building block on Beechwood Avenue as well as the building on MacKay Street. So far the community has raised close to $30,000. For Black, who said some of the repairs are being covered by the building owner and some by her own insurance, it is unclear how long it will take, but for the time being, she will continue to run her catering business. She is currently hoping to sign a semi-permanent lease this week in the New Edinburgh area. 453661

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The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre will continue to run an after school youth program with new funding through the United Way. The news came as the United Way Ottawa announced they surpassed their goal and have raised $33.2 million this year and will invest $31.5 million in programs throughout the city. The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre will receive funding for an Inuit Youth engagement program for those aged 7-13. Karen Baker-Anderson, executive director of the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, said the funding will help remove barriers, such as transportation, so kids will be able to participate. “We will focus on recreation, education and culture with Inuit children living in an urban environment,” Baker-Anderson said. Baker-Anderson and the Bridging the Gap program’s coordinator Heidi Langille indicated they did a happy dance when they found out they will

be able to provide programming for this age group. “I am looking forward to having more volunteers and keeping the kids engaged,” Langille said. Samarra Qitsualik attends the after school program and said she loves every minute of it. “It is such a great place to be,” she said. Lawrence Greenspon, chairman of the volunteer community services at the United Way, made the funding announcement at the United Way Ottawa office on Coventry Road on Friday, April 8. The $2.9 million increase over last year’s funding will be given out to 116 programs throughout the city. Twentythree of those programs are new and five new agencies will be receiving funding for the first time. “This is a great start and we are looking forward to extending the open call for proposals to all our priority goals next year,” Greenspon said. The money raised was through a fundraising campaign started in Sept. 2010. The United Way set a goal of rais-

ing $33.1 million, an increase of $500,000 from last year. The money was raised through private and public contributions. Greenspon mentioned the United Way did something they have never done before, sending a call out for proposals this year. The call asked non-profit organizations to submit proposals requesting support for programs and programming initiatives. “The response to the call for proposals is a testament to the strength of the agency sector in our city,” Greenspon said. During the call, 123 agencies submitted 232 proposals. Some of the agencies and recipients were present for the announcement. Michael Allen, president and CEO of United Way, said the organizatiion’s mission will be to continue along what he sees as a successful path and make Ottawa stronger and healthier. “The results are real,” Allen said. FUNDING AT A GLANCE: $4.1 million will go toward programs with a focus on help-

ing vulnerable children succeed in school. $5.8 million is earmarked for programs with a goal of increasing employment for people with disabilities, or reduce unemployment for newcomers to Canada $5.5 million will be funneled to

programs that aim to eliminate homelessness, treating youth addictions as well as a strong focus on giving support for low income families $2.9 million will be giving out to programs that focus on strengthening the ability of the social sector.

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Transit changes will leave disabled people in the cold Accessibility issues ignored by OC Transpo: committee LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Changes to the transit system might be an inconvenience for many transit customers, but for some, it could completely take away their freedom. Even a slight change to a route can undo years of work a blind person has done to learn the nuances of the system. For someone in a wheelchair, moving a bus stop or changing a route by even a block could mean something as commonplace as a curb impedes their way to get around the city. Proposed changes to the bus system could unravel their understanding of the city they live in and how to move around it, accessibility advocates told a city advisory committee last week. “Just changing a bus stop one or two blocks can be devastating for any of us,” said Leona Emberson, who is blind and works on behalf of other sightimpaired individuals with the CNIB (formerly called the Canadian National Institute for the Blind). Emberson was several minutes late for an April 8 meeting of the city’s accessibility advisory committee – a dilemma she said illustrates the difficulties in navigating the system. “My lateness kind of tells my story,” Emberson told the accessibility advisory committee. “I had to take a different route. I got incredibly lost because I had to get off the bus several blocks differently than I usually would.” Multiply that impact by hundreds of bus route changes the city’s transit commission will vote on on April 14, and the effect on the independence of people with mobility concerns could be devastating, Emberson said. Blind people use mobility coaches to instruct them on how to get around the city, and for some it takes years to understand the map and routes. Emberson has lived in Ottawa for five years and said she is only just beginning to feel confident getting around the city. In particular, the blind community is concerned about Route 3 being cut, because it is the main route sight-impaired people use to get to CNIB’s office on Prince of Wales Drive – a complex that also houses the Canadian Paraplegic Association. “It provokes a lot of anxiety,”

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Proposed changes to OC Transpo routes could be devestating for people with disabilities, a city advisory committee was told. Meanwhile, members of the advisory committee expressed disappointment that OC Transpo hadn’t consulted them before proposing sweeping changes. Emberson said. “We may no longer be able to participate in the activities that we want to.” There is a similar reaction among intellectually disabled individuals served by LiveWorkPlay. The non-profit organization’s founder, Keenan Wellar, said LiveWorkPlay’s clients are completely overwhelmed by the spectre of the changes. “They can’t even verbalize. They just cry,” he said. Wellar was especially concerned about 10 LiveWorkPlay clients who live in a condo development on Poulin Avenue. Wellar said those people have overcome many obstacles to find jobs and live with a sense of independence, but proposed changes to the Route 16 in Britannia Park could undo all of that work. The city is proposing to cut weeknight late-evening service and all service on Sundays on Route 16. LiveWorkPlay purchased the condo complex two years ago, and one of the main criteria was ensuring frequent and constant access to public transit. With that in mind, the organization signed into a 20-year agreement to provide assisted housing at that site. But changes to the bus system might put that investment in jeopardy if the location no longer meets the transporta-

tion needs of the residents, Wellar told the committee. “This is how they get around, and they are truly going to be stranded,” he said. A major impact is the probable loss of income if the residents are forced to give up their jobs, most of which take place in off-peak hours when bus service would be cut. “It took almost a decade for them to get these jobs,” Wellar said. “Without a doubt there will be mental health issues with this.” ADDRESSING ACCESSIBILITY Members of the advisory committee expressed disappointment that they hadn’t been consulted before the OC Transpo changes were suggested. “You’ve got people around this table who could have given you some advice on issues that you could have avoided some embarrassment over,” said Penny Leclair, one of the members of the accessibility advisory committee. Pat Scrimgeour, OC Transpo’s manager of transit service design, said it is more productive to seek input on the proposed changes. “I don’t think it would have been productive … because there would have been nothing to react to,” Scrimgeour said.

“It is easier to speak to specific changes rather than generalities.” Scrimgeour said OC Transpo would always be happy to entertain an invitation to attend the city’s advisory committee meetings, which are composed of citizens who meet regularly to advise city council and staff on issues related to their expertise. But Bob Brown, a longtime member of the accessibility advisory committee, said the committee has been dealing with ongoing issues with how OC Transpo addresses accessibility issues. While there is an OC Transpo staff person charged with focusing on accessibility issues, the role of that person and the way they interact with groups like the advisory committee has changed frequently over the years. “The role is changing,” Brown said. “(OC Transpo’s) accessibility consultant no longer comes to our meetings, for instance.” Others wondered why it is the advisory committee’s responsibility to offer that advice to OC Transpo, especially if committee members aren’t informed about the intention to alter bus routes. “It should be OC Transpo’s responsibility to bring these issues to us,” said Catherine Gardner, the chair of the ac-

cessibility advisory committee. “We had to ask for this meeting,” she said, referring to the April 8 meeting, which took place about three weeks after the proposed changes were unveiled. PARA TRANSPO OVERLOAD? Other members of the accessibility advisory committee worried that making the bus system less accessible would put an increased strain on the city’s Para Transpo service. Committee member Barry McMahon asked if the money OC Transpo saves due to the changes would be eaten up by an increased demand on the Para service, which is available for people who have physical mobility concerns. “Aren’t you just taking from Peter to pay Paul?” asked McMahon. Scrimgeour said that there could be additional demand on Para Transpo, but it is very unlikely that the demand would outstrip the proposed savings. Scrimgeour agreed with committee members who said that the negative effects on mobility could be lessened if the city invested in maintaining sidewalks, ensuring curb cuts make the new routes accessible and improving sidewalk maintenance.


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The Church of St. Columba won’t be adding a cellphone tower to its adornments anytime soon, despite the extra income it could have provided. The Manor Park church was approached by Rogers to place a cellphone tower on their property. The tower came with a lease fee of $5,000 a year to the church. Before making their decision on the matter, the church held an information session on April 5 at the church and invited the community to ask how they felt. When the general consensus was a resounding no, the church decided to decline the offer. “We listened to what the neighbourhood said and it was clear they did not want to have a cell tower in their neighbourhood,” church warden, Christopher Chance said. The announcement was made on Sunday, April 10 during service. “We heard you loud and clear,” Chance said. The Church of St. Columba was built in the early 1960s on the outskirts of Manor Park on Sandridge Road and has had a steady following of parishioners throughout the years. Rev. Jim Beall said there has been a decline in recent years and the lucrative deal from Rogers could have helped with some costs. However the church did not want to make any decision without being a good neighbour and hearing the community’s concerns on the matter. Almost 80 people came to the information session, more than Beall typically sees on a Sunday. It seemed everyone was opposed to the idea. “Everyone seemed to have worries about health issues,” Beall said. He noted that almost everyone who came to the meeting admitted to having a cellphone on them. Chance gave the presentation as the church did not invite Rogers to the meeting. “The consensus was not to have it for sure,” Beall said. “For us, it was clear; the only advantage would be financial.” The contract Rogers would have offered would have been a 20 year lease, Beall explained and even if the community approved, the church would have to go through the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa for the final approval. For Beall, he only hoped the information session would draw some new faces for Sunday’s service. “I think personally, we will benefit more as a strong Christian parish than we would with $5,000.” Although the church has declined to have the tower put in, it does not stop a tower from going in someone else’s backyard. And there is no law saying a private land owner would have to show the same courtesy as the church did. “Rogers said they need a tower in the neighbourhood to continue to provide reliable service,” Beall said. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association’s Marc Choma said the demand for reliable service is a constant issue with wireless carriers. The association does work for any wireless industry but is a liaison between the wireless industries and the government and aims to provide information to the

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The Church of St. Columba in Manor Park was approached by Rogers to place a cellphone tower on their property, a deal that would have paid the church $5,000 a year. After consulting with residents in the community, the church turned down the offer. public on issues concerning cellphone towers. A need for an antenna or cell tower in any neighbourhood, Choma explained, would be in response to a community’s demand for better wireless service and local carriers. According to the association, more than 23 million Canadians have a cellphone or wireless device with indications that the demand will continue to grow. It noted that the United Kingdom has a much smaller land mass than Canada and they have 35,000 sites compared with less than 8,000 in Canada. “There are close to 8,000 wireless antenna sites across Canada and the relatively small number has to do with good planning,” Choma said Choma also noted the need has become greater in recent years, as smart phones such as Blackberry’s require improved wireless coverage for better access to the Internet. “It is based on customer demand. They (wireless carriers) have to build it where the customers need it.” Choma said. Choma added that that whether you have a cellphone in your pocket, a data stick for the Internet in the park or a cellphone tower on top of an office building downtown, there are strict standards the industry must adhere to. When it comes to the cell tower Rogers wanted to place at the church, Choma said it could have been no larger than a street light and would not pose a risk to anyone in the neighbourhood. “All wireless carriers have to adhere to safety standards ... and Health Canada and the wireless industry take those standards very seriously,” Choma said. When it comes to the issue of having happy neighbours or money for the church, Chance said it is most important that Manor Park residents are content.

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OTTAWA-VANIER The riding of Ottawa-Vanier is made up of the former city of Vanier and part of the former city of Gloucester. It is located in the eastern part of downtown Ottawa and includes the municipal wards of Beacon Hill-Cyrville, RideauRockcliffe and Rideau-Vanier.

The riding has voted in a Liberal candidate since its creation in 1935. Incumbent Mauril Bélanger (Liberal) is facing opposition from Conservative candidate Rem Westland, NDP candidate Trevor Haché and Caroline Rioux with the Green Party of Canada.

Bélanger aims to continue representing constituents MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

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Mauril Bélanger is doing exactly what he always thought he would do. From the time he was in high school running for school council, Bélanger has been involved in politics in one form or another. He has worked on campaigns, he has sat in a ministerial seat in the late ’90s and he has represented Ottawa-Vanier for the past 16 years. Something he hopes he can continue to do The current Liberal MP grew up outside of Ottawa in a town called Mattawa, 66 kilometres from North Bay. His mother was always involved in the town’s politics and he believes this is where he gets his passion. “My mother always involved herself with the school and the town. We have always been involved in our community; it is a way of life and something that I always thought I would like to try,” he said. The opportunity soon arose when the young Bélanger moved to Ottawa and attended the University of Ottawa. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1977 he worked for the Honorable Jean-

Luc Pépin, who at the time was the minister of transportation. In the late ’80s, Bélanger focused on a career as a stockbroker, but could not let politics go and in 1991, he accepted the job of working as chief of staff for then regional chair, Peter Clark at the regional municipality of Ottawa-Carleton. From 1991 to 1995, Bélanger learned how municipal governments work, which he said was a great background for his current seat in government. “Those were fabulous years, I enjoyed it, I learned a great deal about the municipal government and the municipal structure and to this day I miss it, I don’t regret having left but I still miss it.” When it comes to working for the people in Ottawa-Vanier, Bélanger said he is just as eager and zealous as he was when he started and believes he has a lot more he could do for the riding. “I am still here because I have the energy and the desire to serve,” he said. He counts among his many successes keeping Montfort Hospital open, working on crime prevention programs and finding and raising funds to keep youth engaged. However he still believes there are things that need to be done.

“There are still a few others that I am still working on, like CFB Rockcliffe, making sure that that development goes ahead, but properly, and in a way that involves people and something that will benefit the entire region if not the country,” Bélanger said. “And the bridge, the famous bridge.” He is also proud of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association which he cofounded and co-chairs. “It is an association that has been over the seven years of its existence gaining credibility by all of the ambassadors and high commissioners from Africa that are in Ottawa and vice versa from our own delegates abroad with the department of foreign affairs and CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency),” he said. His seventh campaign to date, Bélanger said he is continually surrounded by supportive people. And the reason he keeps working hard at making a difference is to make a better world for his grandchildren. “They are my inspiration and what drives me to do what I do. We owe it to them to leave them a better place then we have inherited,” he said.

Haché puts focus on sustainable communities LAURIE MATHESON laurie.matheson@metroland.com

Trevor Haché, 34, says he believes Ottawa citizens want sustainable communities and they care about public transit, pollution, green space, global warming, renewable energy, waste disposal and recycling. This is why this former investigative journalist has thrown his hat into the NDP ring. Now a full-time policy coordinator at Ecology Ottawa – a local environmental organization committed to making Ottawa Canada’s “green” capital, he has a strong interest in the city. “Ottawa-Vanier needs a new Member of Parliament,” he says, “one with new energy and ideas. I commit to working hard on behalf of Canadians to ensure we lower tuition fees, fight climate change and improve our health care system by hiring more doctors and nurses.” He says it’s time to build a better Canada. “Ottawa is broken, and it’s time to fix it. I’m involved in politics to get results for the environment and the people.” While campaigning, Haché says his

constituents want lower tuition fees, more family doctors, an improved public transit system and infrastructure for cyclists to encourage sustainable transportation. “We need to reduce small business taxes,” he adds. “We must redevelop Rockcliffe Base in a way that respects Algonquin culture and traditions. We must also build more affordable housing, improve pensions and fight poverty. “When I knock on doors, I’m hearing that families are struggling with the cost of home heating, the price of gas, the need for quality child care.” He says students are concerned about increasing tuition fees, the debt they’ll be carrying after graduation and if they will become employed. He says he will bring the same commitment to this position that he has brought to community initiatives: to protect public health and our children from deadly and addictive products; to ensure the city does more to protect the environment and to limit urban sprawl. Haché first joined the NDP as a member and volunteer in 2004, working on

Ed Broadbent’s successful election campaign in Ottawa-Centre, as well as volunteering many times for Ric Dagenais’ NDP campaigns in Ottawa-Vanier. He become active with the local OttawaVanier NDP riding association, and was the president of both the provincial and federal executive committees. For a couple years, he was also a delegate to the Ontario NDP’s Provincial Council meetings representing Ottawa-Vanier New Democrats. In 2008, he was the Ottawa-Vanier NDP candidate in the federal election, and received the support of more than 8,800 voters. He is also the founder of the Sandy Hill Community Garden, located along the shores of the Rideau River. “The aim is to help provide families with healthy, affordable food. We donate a portion of the food grown there every summer to the Youville Centre in Sandy Hill and the Partage Vanier Foodbank, for distribution to people in need,” he said. To create positive change, Hache says he believes we all need to work hard for it. “Please consider volunteering and getting involved,” he said

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She may be tied up having to care for a seven-month-old, but Caroline Rioux couldn’t pass up the chance to run in this election. Young daughter Corinne certainly accounts for some sleepless nights, but Rioux, the Green candidate for OttawaVanier, is throwing her hectic schedule to the wind for certain cause. “She keeps me very busy, but I feel like the state of our democracy is in trouble,” she said. “This is the first time in history our government fell on a contempt vote and voter turnout is the lowest it’s been in history. “I feel the environment in which we do politics now is very toxic and very negative – lots of attack ads. I’m hoping to run a positive campaign instead of a negative one.” Rioux grew up in Carson Grove, in the heart of Ottawa–Vanier, before leaving to study at the University of Waterloo where she earned a degree in mathematics. After stops in Vancouver and England, she returned home in 2007 to raise her family in a Franco-Ontario

environment. “The main issue is rebuilding our communities in Ottawa-Vanier that are going through a renewal,” Rioux said. “It’s encouraging more communities to go through this renewal so we can solve problems like poverty, access to affordable housing, and access to good, local food. “The Green party has a number of measures that refocus communities around the family. I think it’s time that we stopped planning our communities around the car and started planning them around families and children.” It’s that mindset that endeared Rioux to the Green party back in 2004. She said she had always voted in elections, but was never enthralled by what any of the other parties had to offer. She figured the Greens were a one-issue party – the environment – but once she further researched their platform, she was hooked. So she took a break from her job as a professional software designer and decided to run in this election. “It wasn’t that the environment was the only issue it was that the environ-

ment was pervasive in all issues,” she said. Rioux said she also wants to lower the cost of health care by taking preventive measures. Rioux believes an income-splitting idea should be implemented, where people would receive a payment to stay at home during the day on a part-time basis and care for seniors or children. Now she’s looking to focus national politics down to a more local level, especially after the big fire that burned down stores on Beechwood Avenue. “The community felt really affected,” she said. “A huge part of their walkable community had been destroyed. That’s exactly the people I want to represent and bring their voice to parliament.” Also of interest to the community, she said, is recently reached agreement between the local Algonquins and the federal government for $10 million, which will clear the way for the redevelopment of the former Canadian Forces Base at Rockcliffe. “I think it’s a great opportunity to build a community that everyone can see themselves in, starting with the First Nations,” she said.

Westland answers the call of duty MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

A 22-year veteran from the public service, Rem Westland has put his name forward to run as a Conservative for the federal seat in Ottawa-Vanier. A former Canadian Forces officer, Westland said he will fight for local issues he knows well. He added that he will jump at the chance to represent the residents of his riding. Westland moved to Quebec, Canada from the Netherlands in 1954. He grew up in Quebec City, where he later became involved with the Canadian Forces. A dutiful son, the young Westland attended the Royal Military College and joined the Canadian Forces because it was a family tradition to serve in the military. “For me it was something I did because I felt the call of duty, as expressed by my father at the time,” Westland said. “In my family growing up, I had that sense that it was my duty and I became very proud of my RMC (Royal Military College) background.”

A logistics officer in the army, Westland served four years and then went back to Carleton University. After finishing university, Westland joined the public service with the Department of Indian Affairs, where he spent the next eight years. At the Department of National Defence, Westland was responsible for Aboriginal issues and real property. He said it was the best years of his career. “I was happiest, with out any shadow of a doubt, at the National Defence. I felt it was a very meaningful involvement,” he said. When it comes to issues that have plagued Ottawa-Vanier for the last few years, such as the redevelopment of CFB Rockcliffe and the interprovincial bridge, Westland said he believes he is the best man for the job because of his long history as a public servant. “I have overseen the successful sale and redevelopment of Masset, Nanaimo, Chilliwack, Calgary, Downsview, Shearwater, of a dozen places and stations working with Canada Lands Company, the same company that is in-

volved here (CFB Rockcliffe),” he said. A family man who believes in the value of eating at the supper table, Westland indicated he has had many discussions about politics with his family. “I’ve never been a small talk kind of guy and that meant that at home as well, the discussions would be in depth.” Westland retired from the public service and began work as a consultant and was the associate vice-president with the Corporate Research Group. There, Westland was doing what he likes best, delivering the substance of an issue to people. The father of five said that running for parliament wasn’t necessarily on his “bucket list” for things to do, but when offered the chance, the long-time Conservative could not turn it down. Now, with a sense of pride to be able to take this next step in working towards serving his country and his home of over 20 years, Westland felt now was the best time to fight for Ottawa-Vanier. “I want to restore vibrancy in democracy in Ottawa-Vanier,” he said.

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Contact the candidates Mauril Bélanger – Liberal Party Website: www.mauril.ca Email: mauril@liberal.ca Campaign Office: 355 Montréal Road, Suite 106, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8H3 Telephone: 613-744-4847

Trevor Haché – New Democratic Party Website: www.trevorhache.ca. Email: TrevorHache@ndp.ca Campaign Office: 629 Center Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 2N8 Telephone: 613 749-VOTE (8683)

Caroline Rioux –Green Party Website: www.carolinerioux.ca Email: caroline@carolinerioux.ca Campaign Office: Virtual office Telephone: 613-801-0261

Rem Westland –Conservative Party Website: www.votewestland.ca Email: via website Campaign Office: 69 Beechwood, Unit 201, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1L8 Telephone: 613-422-5756

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Is a coalition so bad?

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tephen Harper is counting on you to find a coalition scary. Certainly, most Canadians outside of Quebec would spurn the idea of the Bloc Quebecois being a part of any coalition government. But would a coalition, even an informal agreement, between the Liberals and the New Democrats, be so bad? Certainly, the NDP would love to have a coalition agreement like we saw in Britain last year between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. That deal saw the Lib-Dems end up with seats at the cabinet table, something Jack Layton could get behind. It’s happened before, with the “Accord” government of David Peterson’s Liberals here in Ontario from 1985 to 1987, propped up by Bob Rae’s NDP, for example. A coalition – should one become necessary – would bring stability to a dysfunctional political system. And, like in Britain, a formal agreement would mean there would be a good chance that we would not face another election until 2015. Even for fans of proportional representation, a coalition would mean the views of a majority of Canadians would form the basis of a government,

not just 35 per cent or so working piece-meal. It’s not just Britain that has gotten over its coalition phobia. Last year the Australian Labor Party clung to power with the support of the Green Party. In Ireland, the centre-right Fine Gael party, elected outright for the first time since 1982 recently, has formed a coalition with the left-wing Labour Party. The Conservative leader is right on one thing though – only winners get to form coalitions. If we wake up on the morning of May 3, however, with the Liberals having more seats than the Conservatives, Gov. Gen. David Johnston will be picking up the phone to arrange a meeting at with Michael Ignatieff, and not Harper. If the Conservatives win the bulk of the seats though, Harper has two choices – carry on as he has done for the past five years, with brinksmanship and occasional compromise, or he can phone Ignatieff and/or Layton, play nice, hit the reset button and hammer out a deal. It may not be pretty, but Canadians deserve a more concrete example of bipartisanship than we have seen in the past decade. Mind you, if Harper gets his much-sought-after majority, all of this is moot. It’s up to you.

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Easy protest is not worth the effort

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he Internet always buzzes with calls for protest of one sort or another. The latest, which is big on Facebook, is a call for people not to buy gasoline on April 15. Various figures are quoted as to what this will cost the oil companies, but the overriding idea is that they will be brought to their knees by this show of consumer force and drop prices at the pump. Even on Facebook there seems to be some awareness of flaws in the plan. For example, people might buy gas on the 14th, or the 16th. So someone has responded by creating a new group called Don’t Buy Gas on April 15th and 16th. That should fix it. Looking at some of the sites where this idea is being discussed, you can see intelligent discussion about what boycotts can and can’t accomplish, as well as some pointed critiques of the boycotters – such as the irony of someone who drives a gas guzzler engaging in a protest against the oil companies. What you don’t see are any suggestions that people work a little harder to solve what they see as a problem. “Eighty per cent of success,” Woody Allen once wrote, “is showing up.” Not

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town showing up at a gas pump may not be all that successful. Whereas showing up, or the reverse, can make an impression on those who matter. The other day in Ottawa only 32 people showed up for a discussion of less frequent garbage pickup, a proposal that was supposed to be wildly controversial. “I’m being told that everybody opposes this,” said a city councillor, Scott Moffatt. “Where are they?” Maybe they’re at home planning where not to buy gas on April 15. That’s a protest anyone can handle. No effort is involved and it literally costs nothing. Governments know that. That’s probably the reason why Earth Hour has never made much of an impact. It shows almost no commitment to turn off your

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lights for an hour once a year. No sacrifice is made. It is not like standing in the rain with a placard or even writing a letter to your Member of Parliament. Millions of people turned out their lights at Earth Hour on March 26 and millions didn’t. Maybe if everyone did, some governments might have noticed, but maybe not. “Sure, they turned out their lights,” someone in government might say, “but will they go to the polls?” Not everyone will, that’s for sure. The papers these days are full of interviews with young, idealistic people who say they have never voted and don’t intend to this time. Why? It’s hard to know precisely, but many say they don’t like politicians, don’t respect the process, don’t think they can make any difference. But how else are they going to make a difference? By turning off their lights for one hour once a year? By not buying gas on April 15? The danger of easy protest is that it can make the protester feel he has done his bit, when in fact he should be doing more. If he is satisfied that he has served humanity by joining a Facebook protest page or not buying gas on April 15, then humanity isn’t going to get

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y brain is shrinking, so my six-year-old tells me. He suggests that when I wake in the morning, my brain is the size of his two fists. By the time we eat supper, it’s the size of an avocado pit. By the time the kids go to bed it’s the size of a pea. By the time I go to bed, it’s spontaneously combusted. All this, he says, is due to the fact that I’m always on the computer. “Mom,” he says. “You always tell us not to watch TV or play computer, but that’s what you do all day. Why don’t you get a real job?” Well, that confirms it. My children have no respect for what I do. Actually, to anyone who has a relationship with me outside of my computer, I’m sure my brain does appear to be shrinking. Since the federal election campaign started I’ve been working 16 hour days. In my spare time I’ve been

writing essays for a university class. The result has been my absence from the material world. I’ve been tied to my desk, one ear on the phone as my child tries to tell me a story about magic hats, one eye on the computer as he tries to show me the space shuttle he’s drawn. In the morning, my brain is more alert, the caffeine from the coffee boosting my multi-tasking attention ability. Right now, my son is explaining the complex paper clip reward system at his school. Of course, all I hear is segments of the conversation. “... and then there were 25... but plastic are good... there’s one kid...” I never hear what that the kid actually does. And my response? “I have a whole drawer full of paper clips, sweetheart. You can have some of those, if you like.” He twists up his face and gives me an odd look. The fact is I’m distracted. In the early hours, I’m able to oscillate from one activity to the other seemingly seamlessly. By suppertime, there’s a slight time delay. By the time they go to bed, they’re lucky to get any kind of response from me at all. Author Tony Schwartz first wrote about this phenomenon in the 1970s. Schwartz was a pioneer in radio and the effects of sound on people. He was one of the first to use real sound, rather than sound effects in commer-

cials. He realized early in his childhood and to his mother’s great disdain that he could listen to the radio and read a book at the same time. He soon came to understand that he was not consistently giving his full attention to either task, but his brain was shifting back and forth between the activities. I wonder if Schwartz could have imagined a world where, more than just television and radio, people are constantly on Blackberries, listening to music on headphones, tapping away on their iPads and trying to carry on conversations at the same time. Schwartz was an advocate of this type of multitasking, and a proponent of teaching multimedia in the classroom before it was fashionable. But I’m not so sure. I feel like I’m missing a lot in my day-to-day life, like what the heck that kid did in my son’s class. I’m a big believer in the fact that time stands still – in a good way – when we are able to live in the moment. It’s one of the reasons I find tent-camping such an enriching family experience. The days are long, the memories are rich and I get insight into my children in a way that I never can when we’re bustling about in our daily routines. In the meantime, we’re only halfway through the federal election campaign, so I think I’d better put on another pot of coffee.

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CHEO’s president to step down in November EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario will be losing a “strong and definitive� leader later this year when president and chief exectuive Michel Bilodeau steps down at the conclusion of his five-year term. According to the hospital’s board of trustees, Bilodeau has been instrumental in transforming and enforcing major improvement at the hospital which continues to be a provin-

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cial model in terms of reducing waiting times. He said he has decided to step down when his contract expires in November. “The board offered me the opportunity to continue, but I decided not to,� said Bilodeau, who will be four months shy of 65 when his contract expires. “I would like to work a little less if I continue working,� he said. “I want to travel more and have more time for myself and my family.� He says he will continue to live in Ottawa and certainly continue to be involved in the community. Bilodeau was quick to praise hospital staff, both on the administrative and medical sides of the hospital. “CHEO, in some aspects, is not different from other hospitals, what makes it unique is how the staff is passionate about the work they are involved in of helping children,� he said. “In all hospitals people are very dedicated, but what I have seen in CHEO is really outstanding.� Bilodeau added that he was very proud to have been part of the hospital and promised to cheer them on, albeit from afar, with great enthusiasm. The five years Bilodeau spent at the helm of the hospital have been among the busiest in CHEO’s history, with higher occupancy rates, more surgeries, record-high emergency and outpatient visits, and an H1N1 pandemic.

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few weeks, which have made our work a bit difficult and require the staff to work really hard.� The hospital was able to handle this additional volume largely because of various programs it introduced to ensure things run smoothly, Bilodeau said. “I am proud for having been able to handle the higher occupancy rate and more visits and still be able to balance our books, which has not been easy at a time when government is minimal,� he stressed. “There is always a pressure to give more to patients with fewer resources at our disposal,� he said. “In a way, this creates a certain fatigue after doing it for so long.� Johanne Levesque, chair of CHEO’s board of trustees, said in a statement that Bilodeau will leave behind a stronger and more efficient hospital that retains its capacity for caring and deep connections to the community it serves. “We thank Michel for his strong and definitive leadership during what was a challenging period in CHEO’s history.� The board of trustees is expected to begin the recruitment process to find a successor. “Within three to four months normally they will have identified someone and then depending on what that person does, they might have to give a three months notice,� said Bilodeau, who added that he will stay on until his replacement is ready to start.

More than 200 Rwandan genocide survivors gathered on Parliament Hill on April 7 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the brutal killing of more than one million men, women and children as a result of the 1994 genocide orchestrated against Tutsis in Rwanda. The commemoration was preceded by a moment of silence to remember the victims. They also listened to testimonies from the survivors. “Seventeen years now just seems like yesterday to us,� said Alain Ntwali, president of the Canadian Association of Rwandan Survivors. “To us, genocide wasn’t a historic accident, but a plan that was hatched to eliminate the Tutsis. “For a period of just 100 days, we observed the failure of humanity to intervene as one million lives were lost,� he said. The association has organized a series of public conferences that will explore various issues ranging from

remembrance, preserving of memory, restoring dignity to survivors and dealing with genocide. The anniversary provides an opportunity for people to reflect on the goal of preventing genocide and to use the lessons learned to work toward a day when it will become a nightmare of the past. “This is a moment for us as a government to renew our commitment to supporting and providing hope to genocide survivors� said Edda Mukabagwiza, High Commissioner of Rwanda to Canada. “We are standing here to proclaim that the fight against the consequences of the genocide continues especially amongst genocide deniers.� In 2004, Parliament declared April 7 a day of remembrance of the victims of the 1994 Genocide. Four years later, also on April 7, Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution to designate the date as a Day of Reflection on the Prevention of Genocide. Former Liberal cabinet minister Irwin Cotler, who moved the original

motion and has spoken annually in Parliament on the anniversary, issued a statement urging that the words “never again� must not be an empty slogan, but must always be a remembrance to act – a responsibility to prevent and protect. “Today, we remember the unspeakable horror of the Rwandan genocide, where one million Rwandans, mostly ethnic Tutsis and Hutus, were murdered in less than 100 days,� Cotler said in a statement. “No one can say that we did not know. We knew, but we did not act. And so, as the UN Security Council and the international community dithered and delayed, Rwandans died.� To Cotler, the great tragedy is not only how many Rwandans were murdered, but how so few intervened to save them, ignoring the compelling lesson of history that the Rwandan genocide occurred not simply because of the machinery of death, but because of state-sanctioned incitement to hatred and genocide – and because of indifference and inaction in the face of this incitement and atrocity.


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A consultant firm has been approved by the National Capital Commission’s board of directors and the second and final phase of the environmental study, which will determine the best corridor for the interprovincial bridge, will start as early as April 14. Roche-NCE bid of $4,535,575 was won the board’s approval for a two year long study concerning the bridge’s three potential options, Kettle Island, Lower Duck and McLaurin Bay. Roche-NCE won the competitive proposal process, out bidding AECOM-Delcan’s bid by $4 million. Phase 2B of the environmental assessment on the interprovincial crossing was expected to begin at the end of 2010, but had been stalled because financial confirmation from the Quebec government hadn’t come through. Quebec and Ontario signed an agreement to share the costs of Phase 2B’s study, not to exceed $11 million. Fred Gasper of the NCC presented the recommendation to the board and stated final environmental approval (the end of the study) would be targeted for April 2013. The decision did not come easily, as some of the board members questioned the proposal process. Proposals were accepted between Jan. 4 and Feb. 8, with only the two firms submitting bids. They were then judged by a point system, by a nine member team made up of two representatives from the NCC, two from Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, two from the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec, two from the city of Ottawa and one representative from the city of Gatineau. Two distinct components went into choosing the proposal; the proposal itself and the price. Each proposal had to receive 75 points or higher to even be considered a viable proposal before the price envelope was opened. It was then the price plus the original score that determined the final recommendation. Roche-NCE’s proposal scored a 76.4 and AECOM-Delcan scored a 80.4. It was the price that led Roche-NCE to win the bid. Some board members had reservations about whether the consultant’s firm had been chosen over quality work or simply monetary convenience. “We are not happy with the process,” board member Erik Matheson said. Helene Grand-Maitre asked to table the idea until more understanding of the variables regard-

ing the process were met. “What about redrawing from the process and come back in June?” Grande-Maitre asked. NCC’s CEO Marie Lemay stressed this was not true and that the process to award the firm the contract is a vigorous

and lengthy one. Gasper explained why Roche-NCE was the best candidate. “It came down to the level of the work, they (Roche-NCE) quite specifically identified the work involved and had a clear and aggressive understanding

about the amount of the work to be done,” Gasper said. The request to table the recommendation until board members had a better understanding of the process did not go through. Members indicated they did not want to ignore the proposals and

start the entire process over. Lemay explained what would be expected of the board members. “You (the board) will be informed and kept in the loop, we do not expect a decision from the board until the end of the phase,” Lemay said.

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products containing a specific nutritional benefit, including lowering the sodium in products like pizza, soups, cookies, crackers, pasta sauce, cereal, juices, and more. The goal is to achieve a population average intake of 2300 mg of sodium per day by 2016; • 73% say they have strategies in place to help consumers manage their caloric intake, such as changing the package size. Many (48%) have already produced these products and another 20% plan to do it in the next two or three years; • 75% provide customers with the complete nutrition profile on their product labels covering 13 core nutrients; • 80% are communicating healthy eating and healthy lifestyle messaging to help consumers make sound choices. A vast majority of respondents say they provide their own workplace wellness programs to help employees improve their health; • 85% promote nutrition and health in many different ways. Manufacturers recognize that Canadians are interested in what is in their food and how it affects their overall weight, and are offering a wide range of community and employee programs to address those needs; • 50% and more are partnering with governments and not–for–profit organizations to specifically promote healthy eating and/or healthy lifestyles. More information about the survey is available online at www.fcpc.ca. www.newscanada.com 462029


City moves to address condo green-bin concerns Residents living in medium density housing worried they’ll have no space for garbage to pile up LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

When it comes to using the green bin, some Ottawa residents say they support it, but they are worried their neighbours might not. That’s especially a concern for people who live in condominiums or townhomes, where mountains of organics-filled garbage bags on a neighbour’s porch would have a much smellier impact than if the neighbouring home was separated by a yard. The City of Ottawa bills itself as the undisputed “townhouse capital of Canada.” Eighteen per cent of homeowners in Ottawa live in townhouses, according to Ottawa Counts (the city’s statistical data). Many of residents who live in townhomes are left wondering how they will cope with proposed changes to the city’s residential waste collection that would see garbage picked up every other week, while organic waste would be picked up weekly. City council will vote on that proposal on April 13. Ann Buchanan, who lives in the area of Hunt Club and Conroy roads, said moving to biweekly garbage pickup will probably force her to move eventually. Buchanan lives in a townhome complex, and although she says she would be conscientious about using her green bin, she doesn’t expect all of her neighbours would do the same. She has visions of garbage piling up for weeks (or additional condo fees to pay for private trash removal) and rotting green bins smelling up front porches that are packed close together in the complex. Like many townhouse complexes, Buchanan’s home is not set up to accommodate a green bin. She has no garage or space to keep the bin without interfering with her living space, and people with upper-floor units would have an even harder time getting the bin down the stairs, she said. “Our units are just not set up for the green bin,” Buchanan said. “They are just going to destroy my quality of life,” she said. “It feels overwhelming to me.” Buchanan’s concern was echoed by a number of people at a public open house at city hall on April 5, including John Cook, who lives in the east end near Blair and Innes roads. “I live in a townhome. We don’t have garages,” he said. “People already have mice, raccoons … . When you put out a buffet for rodents, they will come.” Another challenge is the fact that condo owners don’t technically own the land around their unit (it’s communally owned), so condo rules and fees are complex to change. Cook said the idea of encouraging or-

ganics recycling is a “laudable” one, but it’s not worthwhile if it only saves $9 million each year. “It’s not so much (a concern) for me,” Cook said. “It’s the community I live in … not everyone is going to use it (the green bin).” There are so many people who live in similar situations, the city needs to find a way to make biweekly collection work in condo developments, Cook said. “If they don’t get the participating of medium-density housing, they are not going to meet their (waste diversion) goals,” he said. CONTENDING WITH CONDOS It’s a message Dixon Weir, the city’s general manager of environmental services, is hearing loud and clear. The city has decided to set up a working group to talk with owners, property managers and residents of townhouse-style homes. “It’s a very progressive approach,” Weir said. “We are certainly welcoming File photo that degree of engagement … . We knew While many people who live in multi-dwelling residences like townhouses have green (medium-density residences) would be bins available to them, many are worried about garbage accumulating in their limited more difficult than single-family homes,” available space if the city moves to biweekly trash pick up. Weir said. Constance Hudak, president of the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute, agreed. She said CCI is happy to work with the city to come up with solutions to the unique set of challenges condo housing poses. “I’m encouraged,” Hudak said. “The city seems very keen to work with us on finding solutions.” Although the city started its green-bin program in 2008 and rolled out organics collection to 34,000 medium-density residences last year alone, this is the first time the city has sat down with condo representatives. “The difficulty in the past has been: who do we work with,” Weir said. “There hasn’t been a single voice until now.” CCI had been an educational group offering training to condo owners in the past an only began to take on an advocacy role last year. The waste-collection working group will be one of the institute’s first steps in that process, Hudak said. “This is a beginning,” she said. Each complex has unique challenges and will require a different solution to facilitate green bin use, Weir said. There are about three or four options that need to be explored for different types of condo complexes. City councillors agreed and tabled a motion during an April 11 environment committee meeting to confirm that the working group will be set up to work with landlords and condo managers to find solutions to facilitate green-bin use in lowdensity multi-residential complexes.

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Community council looks forward to productive year Seven-year council veteran steps down to focus on residents association MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

Manor Park Community Council has made it their mission to renovate the community centre as soon as possible. Erin Yoshida, council chair, made the announcement at the community council’s annual general meeting on March 23. Yoshida also said she would like to focus on volunteer appreciation and continue their success with the council’s recreation and community calendar of special events. “The community centre is a long-term project, but one we are ready to move forward with,” Yoshida said. The current community centre is being used as a playschool and change rooms during the winter skating season. Yoshida would like to see a centre that would be able to host a number of activities and have room for the growing needs of the neighbourhood.

Currently the renovation of the centre is at the planning and designing stage. “We have just started reaching out to the community and have sent out a survey to hear from residents to see what they want in a community centre,” Yoshida said. Lana Burpee, Manor Park Community Council’s executive director, noted as they continue to have large enrolment numbers for many of their programs, a new centre will aid in the amount of programs and opportunities for the community. “Space constraint is the only thing that continues to limit our growth,” Burpee said in her executive director’s report at the meeting. In 2010, the community council saw an increase of 16 per cent in participant hours from 2009. Yoshida said the importance of running programs that compliment Manor Park Public School is a great part of their success and drive, with enroll-

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Seven year veteran to the Manor Park Community Council, Penny Thompson will be stepping down as a board of director. ment in Manor Park Community Council’s Playschool is both stable and on the constant rise. Growth of the community centre would offer both the pub-

lic school, library and neighbourhood opportunities to expand and engage in more recreational activities. Meanwhile, Penny Thompson

has stepped down as a board of director for the Manor Park Community Council to offer more time and energy to the Manor Park Residents Association. Thompson has been a part of the Manor Park Community Council for the past seven years and tearfully decided to turn her complete attention to the residents association. Over the years, Thompson has sat on both boards, in numerous capacities, but has it was time to make the switch. At the Manor Park Commnunity Council Annual General meeting, Thompson was awarded with flowers, a beautiful vase and gratitude from chairperson Erin Yoshida and the other board members. “This council was a significant part of my life and I am going to miss it incredibly,” Thompson said. Yoshida said the board will miss Thompson’s energy and commitment. Emotional, Thompson added the council was her family and she hopes to continue to stay in touch and share ideas through the council and association.

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Municipal politics wonks will have a chance to hear what councillors said during city meetings – in their own words. The city has taken steps to archive audio recordings of all its standing committee meetings so that interested residents can listen to the entire proceedings, instead of reading through a text

summary of the discussions. “We have an opportunity to drag our administrative processes into the 21st century,” said Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume. The move would save about $170,000 each year and would mean that less staff time would be needed to prepare the meeting minutes. Right now, it takes about six hours to transcribe each hour

of audio, according to the city clerk, Lesley Donnelly. In the future, only the “action” minutes – the items that lead to a motion for council or a direction to city staff – would be written out. But not everyone was sold on the idea. “What about people who can now read through a report in a few minutes, and will now have to listen through all the audio?”

asked Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli. “There are tradeoffs in both choices,” Donnelly said, noting that text action minutes are the standard used by many municipalities across the province. There would also be “bookmark” links to jump listeners to a point in the recording when the issue they are interested in is discussed, Donnelly said. On April 5, the city’s finance

and economic development committee voted to recommend the audio archive system for city council to vote on for final approval. Councillors Peter Clark (Rideau-Rockcliffe), Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate), Egli and Marianne Wilkinson (Kanata North) voted against the idea during the committee meeting. The proposal still has to go before council. 455041

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Vanier residents prepare for New York performance MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

Members of the University of Ottawa have been given the opportunity to perform a jazz mass in New York at the Lincoln Centre with a composer on Monday, April 18. The choir members, from Vanier, have had the opportunity to sing in Russia, France and now will get the chance to sing a jazz mass, Mass in Blue, with composer Will Todd. “How often are you offered a chance to sing with the composer,” asked Annie Couture, one of the choristers. The choir members that are going gathered on April 7 at member Marguerite Beaulieu’s home to celebrate, practice and talk about the best way to coordinate their outfits for the performance. Those who will be going will be paying for the trip out of their own pocket, but are more than happy to do it, as the consensus of the New York travellers is the opportunity is too much to pass up. “Most of us are making a holiday of it,” said Nathalie Klett, a singer in the choir. The University of Ottawa

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Local University of Ottawa choir members will be flying to New York to sing Mass in Blue with the composer on Monday, April 18. The entire choir was asked to come and sing, and 11 members have accepted the invitation, paying for their fare to New York for the once in a lifetime opportunity. performed Todd’s piece a few years ago, recording it for CD release, leading up to the distinction of both being asked by the composer to sing with him. They hold the honour of being the only Canadian choir asked to perform the mass in blue for

the performance on Monday. All 11 members said being in the choir has given them great opportunities over the years, including their trip to France in 1993, under the direction of musical director Lawrence Ewashko. In 2002, the choir returned to

France, performing Canadian music and singing the mass. Their performance awarded them an invitation to sing in Russia at the Russian Ministry of Culture. Mass in Blue is described as an upbeat, jazzy song, with Lat-

in and strong bass lines. “It is such a fun song to sing,” Mary Albota said. As the mass begins to play in the background, the choir starts to dance in place, each feeling the excitement and joy of the beats in the song. As one, the choir begins to sing, the two baritone members, Ron Bell and Guy Bujold, remain in the background, letting the ladies take the lead. The group talked a little about what it truly means to them to sing at the famous arts centre in New York. “It is just going to be such an amazing experience to sing in the Lincoln centre – I think most of us are too excited for words,” Albota said. The excitement also has its form of butterflies, but the choristers say that is also a good thing. “You are always a bit nervous; butterflies in the stomach, but that is a good thing. It gives you the energy to perform,” Truesdale said. Beaulieu said she has not been to New York in years and looks forward to going with her husband Maurice Glaude and fellow choir member and daughter, Maryse Glaude-Beaulieu.

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Queen E helps local charities through carnival business

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A game of tug of war was one of the ways students at Queen Elizabeth could help support local charities through the school’s entrepreneurial program.

Students at Queen Elizabeth Public School give their mentors a high five during a carnival they organized to raise funds for local charities.

An entrepreneurial program has taught kids the value of a dollar and that persistence pays off at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Held on April 7, Grades 2, 3 and 6 students participated in Entrepreneurial Adventures to organize a carnival. Organized by teachers Celia McMenamin and Nadine Powers, the classes worked with Steve Kinnari, a representative from TD Canada Trust who mentored the students in building their own business. Entrepreneurial Adventures is part of the learning partnership program that is designed to give students from kindergarten to Grade 12 an idea of how a business is run. The students have been working since December on their business plan for a carnival fun day. Much like a real carnival, there were activities, food and items to buy. “I think giving the kids a chance to see (how) a business is run; it has been really hands on,” McMenamin said. “While we try to teach them in school I think this event has really let the kids get a real proper understanding because they have lived every moment.” The skills the Grade 6 teacher is talking about is taking the concept of math to a new level when they applied, received and managed a $400 loan from TD Canada Trust. “When the process started, we weren’t sure how engaged the kids would be, but they all really got into it and have been so excited,” Powers said. The whole school was invited, including two neighbouring schools, R.E. Wilson and St. Laurent Academy. The students worked together building a plan, making cards to sell as well as developing the business by knocking on local businesses and asking for donations and support. “I was amazed by the kid’s perseverance. It is easier to knock on doors and get a no than a yes and these kids kept going until they had a yes,” Kinnari said. Some of the doors they knocked on who came through were Lush, Tim Hortons, Casseys, East Side Marios as well as the Independent Grocer in the neighbourhood. The students will be donating the proceeds from their carnival to area charities: the local Boys and Girls Club, the McCain Clubhouse and the Ottawa Humane Society. McMenamin said the choice to narrow it down when it came to charities was hard. From a long list of charities, the students made their choice by asking representatives from their top choices to come in and explain what they would do with the money if they

received a donation. After hearing the Ottawa Humane Society speak about their new shelter being built, McMenamin said it became an easier decision. The decision also worked well with one of the products the students made to sell. Donated animal photographs from Kinnari’s father were turned into greeting cards, sold for a $1.50 Eaman Abdi worked at selling the cards in the morning and said he

liked working at that table. “It is so fun because we are helping the Humane Society,” Abdi said. Other things for sale included donated jewelry and baked goods while activities included a version of “minute to win it” tug of war, bowling and a pie throwing contest. By the end of the day the carnival collected $1,100 and counting. “It was a really good way to get the community involved in the school

and the kids involved in the community. The kids worked really hard and I can’t say enough how wonderful the experience it has been,” McMenamin said. “They are not easy skills to learn with the curriculum as much as we try. These are the kinds of skills that we hope they have when they go out into the real world.” Abdi said it has inspired him to want to start his own business one day. 453570

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Community Calendar We welcome your submissions of upcoming community, non-profit events. Please email events to OTWevents@ metroland.com by 4:30 p.m. Friday

• APRIL 15 Support soccer talent in your community at a dinner and silent auction for the Ottawa U13 boys’ soccer team. Sixteen local youths are going to experience the trip of a lifetime. The U13 boys’ team will be participating in the Mondial Pupilles de Plomelin Soccer Tournament, June 2 to 5 in Brittany, France. Besides playing teams associated with French League Division 1 Clubs, the boys from Ottawa will also be playing against teams from Italy, Belgium and Argentina. For many, this will be their first international soccer experience. To assist in covering the cost of this trip, the team is hosting the Second Annual Feast for France: Dinner and Auction Evening at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall from 6 to 10 p.m. Come for a pasta buffet dinner, stay for the silent auction with some unique finds, and enjoy the 21st-century guitar sounds of the Robert Farrell Band. The host will be MC Mike Pearson. Tickets are $25. For more information or to request tickets, please visit www. FeastForFrance.info.

• APRIL 15-16 “The Plot Thickens – Developing Community Gardens” is a training course with A Rocha Canada’s experienced gardening partners and trained community organizers. The first component is a two-day comprehensive workshop that covers: gathering your garden team, generating excitement about a community project, managing plots, gardening how-to’s, facing challenges and more. Included in this course is a community gardens tour in the summer, and an invitation to join the community garden network--consisting of a growing number of individuals, communities, and churches with a passion for “Just Growing” and a desire to connect with other gardeners, community kitchens, low-income families and to more knowledge about community gardening. The workshop will be held at Trinity Church of The Nazarene, 480 Avalon Place (Riverview Park/Alta Vista). The suggested donation is $20. Register online at www. arocha.ca, email action@arocha.org or phone 604-542-9022. For information, call 613-523-7250.

• APRIL 20 Heritage Ottawa free public lecture on “Ottawa’s Capitol Theatre: Paradise Lost.” Alice Groves, award-win-

ning author, educator and multidisciplinary artist will be speak on Ottawa’s erstwhile Capitol Theatre: its architectural magnificence, its role in the community, its premature, unfortunate demise and its cultural significance. This lecture will be in English and will take place at the Ottawa Public Library auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St. at 7 p.m. Call 613230-8841 or visit www.heritageottawa.org for information. Earth day concert, with Just Voices Choir and special guest Ian Tamblyn. The concert takes place on April 20 at 8:00pm at Ecclesiax Church on Fifth Avenue and Monk Street in the Glebe. Tickets will be sold at the door $20, $10 for seniors, students and the unwaged. Proceeds will go to Friends of Lansdowne.

• APRIL 28 Is university looming in your future? Learn what you need to know to survive and thrive. For teens aged 15 to19. This workshop will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library (2516 Alta Vista Dr.).

• MAY 5 This event will be captioned. Ear Rage - featuring Gael Hannan writer,

actor and public speaker who grew up with a progressive hearing loss that is now severe-to-profound. Gael is one of North America’s most sought-after speakers on living with hearing loss. Her signature solo shows Ear Rage! is a hilarious and moving performance that takes an audience into the heart of one of the fastest growing health issues in the world today. Gael draws on a lifetime of experience. Her work touches every aspect of life: growing up hard of hearing, going through school, in social situations, the challenges of hearing loss in the workplace and, most importantly, the effects of hearing loss on relationships, especially those of being a mother and a life partner. May is Hearing Awareness Month. This Admission Free event will be of interest to hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing adults; Youth in high school and university; Hearing healthcare providers and students – Audiologists, Hearing Instrument Specialists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Disorders Assistants; Service providers and anyone who wishes to understand the impact of hearing loss and to learn strategies for improved communication. This event will take

place at the St. Patrick’s High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa and is sponsored by the National Capital Region Branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association. For more information call: Michel David, 613526-1584 or mdavid@chha.ca

• ONGOING Programs offered at the Alta Vista library branch: • Babytime: Stories, rhymes and songs for babies aged 0-18 months and a parent or caregiver. Wednesdays, April 13 to May 18from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • Toddlertime: Stories, rhymes and songs for babies aged 18 to 35 months and a parent or caregiver. Mondays, April 11 to May 16 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • Storytime: Bilingual stories and rhymes and songs for preschoolers aged three to six and a parent or caregiver. Tuesdays, April 12 to May 17 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. • Homework club: Get tutoring and help with homework after school. Help is available in math, reading and science in French and/or English for youth aged seven to 18. This club is offered in partnership with EAGLE Center. Wednesday, 4:15 p.m., 120 minutes. April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, 25.


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Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches was in Calgary last week on the final leg of a mission to secure the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Hockey Championships for the city. “We only had an hour, we had to be very polished,” said Desroches, who joined representatives from the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and Ottawa Senators president

Cyril Leeder in Calgary to present their last pitch to the panel. Representatives from Kamloops, B.C., and St. John’s, N.L., were there as well to market their bids for the tournament. Desroches said that he isn’t privy to the other cities’ bids, but he thinks Ottawa has a very strong case. “One of the greatest things going for us is the experience in pulling off an event like this,” he said, referring to the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in 2007 and the IIHF men’s World

Junior Hockey Championships in 2009 that were staged in the last five years. “This is an international event. It’s important that Canada put on a world class event, so you need these world class facilities such as Scotiabank (Place) and (Bell) Sensplex. So I think we’ve got the right facilities, and we have a great deal of experience.” Desroches added that Ottawa is the only city in the eastern time zone, which is attractive for broadcasters who want to cater to the widest audience

possible. City council voted to support the bid in March, pledging $200,000 for marketing and EMS services if the bid is successful. Desroches said city businesses stand to make $10 million in spin-off revenue that gets funneled into area restaurants, hotels, taxis and other tourist services. He added the motivational gain for the city’s young hockey players would also prove to be invaluable. “A lot of the ticketing packages will be focused on bring-

ing young hockey players to the games, so they can be inspired by these players,” he said. “There’s some real intrinsic benefits in the spirit that is generated and the interest that is generated in amateur athletics and women’s hockey. We’ll have a whole generation of young women, young hockey players, that will be inspired by what they see there.” The Hockey Canada panel will now mull over the three bids, with plans to announce the winning city at the end of April.

Tsunami golden grappling girls flex muscle at nationals DAN PLOUFFE Alejandra Paguaga and Elena Torlone of the Tsunami Academy left with more than just gold medals from the April 8-10 Canadian cadet/juvenile national wrestling championships, they left a serious impression on anyone who saw them with their completely dominant performances in Windsor, Ont. “We got a comment from one of the referees that all the gold medal matches were battles, back-and-forth between the opponents, but for Alejandra and Elena, those were just one-sided victories all the way,” recounts Derek Kossatz, who coaches the athletes out of his St. Laurent Boulevard facility. “It’s a huge moment for our club.” Paguaga, the national champ in the cadet girls’ 56-kilogram division, will become the first Tsunami wrestler to compete internationally for Canada at the Aug. 21-28 cadet world wrestling championships in Szombathely, Hungary thanks to her victory in the team trials event on the tournament’s final day. “I’m very happy. It’s a big accomplishment,” says Paguaga, who didn’t win many matches by pinfall or technical superiority, but was always in control and didn’t allow her opponents to score a single point against her. “I wrestled smart and I was careful.” The Grade 10 Samuel-Genest student went 4-for-4 in major competitions this year, winning club provincial, OFSAA high school, and national titles before completing an undefeated season with her victory over Alexa Momy of Timmins, Ont. in the final match of the Canadian team trials.

“The only thing I was thinking was, ‘Hey, I’m going to the world championships! I’m going to Hungary!’” recalls Paguaga, who was born in Ottawa, but lived in Dominican Republic in the first years of her life. “I’m going to train very hard this summer so I can hopefully do something at the world championships and represent Canada well.” After rolling through the best in the country, the opportunity to challenge new opponents from around the world represents an important development step for the backto-back national champ. “This is great long-term experience,” notes Kossatz, highlighting additional challenges Paguaga will face in Hungary such as the travel, the six-hour time difference, top international opponents and not having her usual coach in her corner. “We want her to get used to the fact that everything’s going to be different. As soon as you get an athlete comfortable in that international setting, then the next year is when you go for winning.” Torlone was one year too old to qualify for the cadet national team, but the Grade 12 Samuel-Genest student completely overwhelmed her opponents in the juvenile girls’ 70-kilogram class in Windsor, finishing each match with a pinfall. “The plan was basically to win the matches as quickly as possible to save your energy,” explains Torlone, also a 2011 club provincial and OFSAA champ. “(The pins) were there and I just took the opportunity.” A big motivator for the two-time national champion was that she didn’t want to repeat her performance from

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Recently-crowned 2011 wrestling national champion Alejandra Paguaga owns an undefeated record this season and will now represent Canada at the Aug. 21-28 cadet world wrestling championships in Szombathely, Hungary. last year when a silver medal didn’t taste terribly sweet. “Last year, I was very disappointed, and it took me awhile to get over it,” explains Torlone, who missed four months of competition earlier this season with a serious shoulder fracture. “I was working all year for nationals, so I was just really happy that my training paid off.” Torlone turned a lot of heads by easing past the competition at nationals. The University of Alberta Pandas coach even presented a serious offer for a full scholarship, something that she’s now considering. “Elena was a real, true

champion,” says Kossatz, who feels sad to see his protégée’s youth wrestling career come to an end, but is pleased that she has opportunity to continue moving up the ranks. “She’s the rock of the team. She’s the one that you use as the example. She’s the one that’s always there in practice, and was the very first top champion that we had, and she’s moving on to other big things. It’s great to see her perform so well and show everyone else how it’s done.” Tsunami rookie Theresa ElLati also turned in a “fantastic” performance at nationals by placing fourth in the same

division as Paguaga. St. Patrick High School student Mike Carrier of the National Capital Wrestling Club won silver in the juvenile boys’ 72 kilogram class, while his teammates Torin and Adam Macfadyen – both St. Paul High School students – won their respective Canadian cadet team trials in their first year of eligibility. Two weeks earlier, Tsunami and Hillcrest High School alum Steve De Layen, who now competes for the Concordia University Stingers, won a bronze medal at the junior national championships in Edmonton.

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Ottawa Gymnastic Centre athletes medal winners DAN PLOUFFE It was one of the best fields in years at the Ontario women’s artistic gymnastics championships, but the Ottawa Gymnastic Centre still managed to distinguish itself with a strong performance at the April 1-3 provincials in Niagara Falls. On top of the gold medal by Kelsey Won in the Level 7, Age 14+ all-around event, OGC also stood out as the only club to qualify five athletes for the province’s top tier of competition – Level 9, Age 14+ – with all of them placing in the top20. “It was so tight and exciting to watch,” recounts Tobie Gorman, the long-time women’s artistic gymnastics head coach at the Westboro-based club. “It’s probably one of the most competitive events I’ve been at in a long time. The spread (between scores) was so close. It was just like your toe’s not pointed and you drop a position.” Bella St-George found herself on the wrong side of that equation. One wobble on the balance beam made the difference between first place and a tie for fifth in the Level 9 all-around as she finished just two-tenths behind the gold medal winner with 54 points. “The results were the closest they’ve been at any competition,” notes the Grade 9 FrancoOuest high school student who grabbed a silver medal in the uneven bars event final despite an injured wrist in her first Level 9 season. “It was a really good competition. I was really happy and it was really cool to see that

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Ottawa Gymnastics Centre athlete Bella St-George finished just two-tenths of a point away from first place in the Level 9 all-around competition at the Ontario women’s artistic gymnastics championships in Windsor. The Franco-Ouest high school student wound up in a tie for fifth, and also won a silver medal in the uneven bars event final. we worked so hard and got good results out of it.” Just one step back of StGeorge in the all-around was her OGC teammate of over six years, Holly Nevison. The seventh-place result was particularly impressive for the Grade 9 St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School student since she’s battled Osgood-Schlatter disease – a condition brought on by growth that causes severe knee pain, particularly in active teenagers – and wasn’t able to compete at all in 2011 before the provincials. “That was just spectacular,” Gorman says. “She hadn’t had the preparation or the experience that the other kids had, so I put that back on her will and desire and commitment to doing the most she could do every day. “She sets a huge example

for everybody in the gym. The whole team was behind her, and all the parents, because they know it’s been a hard year for her.”

‘Gymnastics competitions and shopping go well together.’ Kelsey Won, OGC gymnast The physical pain was one part of the struggle for Nevison, but the mental battle offered another hurdle. “It was hard because I obviously wanted to do what I can do, but I was limited,” she explains. “I had a lot of trouble

with consistency in training. But I pulled through and still did well, so that was great.” GOLD MEDAL FOR WON On the heels of qualifying meets where she didn’t match her potential, a spot atop the podium came as a mild surprise to Won, who placed first in the Level 7 all-around by two-tenths of a point and also took bronze in the bars event final. “I had some bad meets, so I was a little discouraged going into it, but I’d been working really hard on getting my results consistent,” Won describes. “After I got through my first event – beam, which is usually my hardest one – I was thinking this might be OK.” The Grade 11 Sir Robert Borden High School student now moves on to compete in the

Eastern Canadian Championships May 6-8 at the new Canada Games centre in Halifax. It will be the second big trip of the season for Won – as well as OGC coach Sara Baker – after attending a tour competition in Chicago. “It was a really good experience and really fun. There were people from everyone,” recalls Won, who was impressed to see international competitors from places like Finland inside six side-by-side gyms the size of OGC’s. She also enjoyed finding some time to shop in the States, which she managed to sneak in after provincials in Niagara as well. “That seems to be a theme,” Won smiles. “Gymnastics competitions and shopping go well together.” At last year’s Eastern Canadians, Won placed fourth in Level 7 despite falling off the bars. “If I can better that performance, then I’d be pretty happy about it,” she adds. “I’m pretty excited going into it.” OGC athletes earned two other medals in event finals – Mackenzie Cox tied for second in Level 7, 14+ balance beam and Lubina Nayak was third in Level 9, Age 14+ floor. Other OGC result highlights included: Samantha Prosper (tied-fifth in Level 7 vault), Lindsay Hemstock (fourth in Level 8 floor, ninth all-around), Monica Estrada (sixth in Level 9 bars) and Mary Villemaire (15th in Level 9 all-around). Another group of 16 OGC athletes will compete part two of the provincial championships for younger age groups this coming weekend in Windsor. “We have a big crew going,” Gorman notes. “It’s going to be a long weekend, but it’s going to be very, very exciting.”

Proposal not among master plan priorities From WIDENING on page 1 Orleans Coun. Bob Monette agreed. “It is imperative that if we’re going to do anything, the split has to be fixed first,” he said. Bloess said the proposal is “more palatable” this time around because it includes the entire section of the 174 from the split to Rockland, as opposed to only the section up to Trim Road, which was initially suggested in 2008. Other councillors were concerned about the proposal. Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans noted that the city’s

transportation master plan and official plan – which outline the long-term picture for the city’s transportation priorities – don’t include any plans for widening the 174. “This seems odd that we would be addressing this when it is not embedded in those documents,” Deans said. Vivi Chi, the city’s manager of transportation planning, said that the results of the study wouldn’t force the city to actually do the construction in the future if it wasn’t needed. There are a number of future construction projects

planned in the east end, including transit improvements, that may make the widening of 174 unnecessary in the future. Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney said there has been 20 years of construction investment in the west end of the city, and the east end must now “play catch up.” The ongoing reconstruction of the Cyrville Bridge is the first step in that process, Tierney said. Council must give the final vote of approval for the study at its next meeting.

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Cox, Merritt & Co. LLP is a locally owned and operated public accounting firm located in Kanata that has a 30+ year reputation for excellent client service and quality. As the demand for exceptional service grows, so does our need for capable employees to join our team, specifically; two (2) CA Students. Key responsibilities include, but not limited to preparation of working paper files, compiling financial statements, preparation of corporate and personal tax returns and working on assurance engagements, audits and reviews as required. Qualifications include: • Good working knowledge of MS Office suite of products • Knowledge of TaxPrep and CaseWare would be considered an asset • Knowledge of QuickBooks and Simply Accounting considered an asset • Must have a valid drivers license and access to a vehicle • University degree required If you think this is the job for you, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: hr@coxmerritt.com. Please note that only those candidates whose qualifications match the position requirements will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls will be accepted.

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