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LINKED: Transgender Stittsville tween takes part in federal announcement

Ten-year-old Charlie Lowthian-Rickert from Stittsville stood alongside Justice Minister Judy Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday when she introduced a bill to prevent discrimination and hate crimes based on gender identity and gender expression.

“Transphobic people don’t have enough information about who we really are. They don’t know that we’re the exact same as them,” she told CBC. “What I’m trying to do is raise awareness for transgender people.” Continue reading


Residents grill candidates on wide range of issues at debate

Close to 200 people packed a hot Stittsville United Church sanctuary on Monday night, and peppered Carleton candidates with a wide range of questions from terrorism to income splitting.

The debate was organized by the Stittsville Village Association and included Deborah Coyne (Green), Kc Larocque (NDP), Pierre Poilievre (Conservative) and Chris Rodgers (Liberal). Continue reading


Stittsville Village Association hosts election debate on September 28

The Stittsville Village Association is hosting a candidate debate on Monday, September 28 at Stittsville United Church.

All four candidates have been invited to attend the debate, which will run from 7:00pm -9:15pm. It’s being moderated by Louise Beggs, a former Goulbourn Township councillor.

The Manotick Village Association is also hosting a debate on Saturday, September 26 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Manotick Arena Hall.

Stittsville and Manotick are  part of the new riding of Carleton.


Richmond Village Association to hold candidate Q&A on September 2

The Richmond Village Association is holding an all-candidates Q&A on Wednesday, September 2. The event takes place at the Dining Hall next to the Arena in Richmond at 6107 Perth Street from 7:00pm-9:30pm.

Here in our neighbourhood, the Stittsville Village Association is also planning a candidate event before election day on October 19.

Stittsville and Richmond are part of the new riding of Carleton.


MEET THE CANDIDATES: Who’s running in the new federal riding of Carleton

When Stittsville residents vote in the federal election on October 19, we’ll be part of the newly-created riding called Carleton, instead of our old riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills.

It’s all part of a re-organization of federal ridings in Canada that will see the number of elected MPs increase by from 308 to 338.  Ontario will have 121 of those seats, up by 15 from the last election. Continue reading


Chris Rodgers chosen to represent Liberals in new Carleton riding

(Photo and press release from the Carleton Federal Liberal Association.)

Members of the Carleton Federal Liberal Association elected Chris Rodgers as their candidate for the next federal election, expected this October. Hundreds of local Liberals attended the nomination meeting on Saturday at South Carleton High School in Richmond.

Chris Rodgers will stand for election in the newly formed riding of Carleton that encompasses Stittsville, North Gower, Kars, Manotick, Vernon, Metcalfe, Findlay Creek, and Riverside South.

With a diverse background, Chris brings a new and enlightened view to his role in politics. His story blends strong rural roots with international exposure and expertise. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Laurentian University in 2003, a master’s degree from McGill University in 2005 and more recently, a bachelor of education from the University of Ottawa.  His work experience ranges from five years in the funeral business to nearly a decade in the public service as a policy and research analyst.  He is bilingual and well-versed in a wide range of policy areas.  He lives in Kars with his wife Jenny and their new son.

Over the years, Chris has been involved with a number of community organizations, is active in his church and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Manotick.  He keeps active by playing hockey, softball, and golf.  Chris is also a performing singer and musician.

You can meet Chris at our Politics in the Pub gathering this Thursday at 7pm upstairs at the Mill Tavern, 5544 Manotick Main Street.


Politics in the Pub comes to the Glen on April 21

(Press release from the Carleton Federal Liberal Association.)

An election is looming on the horizon and the buzz has started.

This year there will be a Federal election and new boundaries for this area have been established. The new riding of ‘Carleton’ is spread over a vast territory from Stittsville south to the Rideau River then swathing east taking in North Gower, Kars, Manotick, Vernon, Metcalfe, Findlay Creek and finally the community of Riverside South. It will be a challenge for candidates to visit every household therefore it is important that associations reach out to constituents and make their presence known. Continue reading