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(ABOVE: Energy East pipeline route, looking south from Jinkinson Road. Via Google Maps.)
City councillor Shad Qadri says that Stittsville should receive some form of compensation if TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project is approved.
“There should be some local benefits for the community, whether there’s an accident or whether something happens to the environment when they’re installing the pipeline itself,” says Qadri. Continue reading
It’s back to the drawing board, but not quite to square one, for the Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan (CDP).
In his weekly email newsletter to residents on November 7, councillor Shad Qadri said that city staff will look at the policy proposal in the “early part of 2015”, instead of this month as originally planned. Continue reading
Incumbent Shad Qadri won a third term as Stittsville’s city councillor, but last-minute challenger Dave Lee earned a strong 40% of the vote. Continue reading
I’ve seen a few posts on social media asking whether or not Shad Qadri lives in Stittsville. I sent him an email on Saturday and asked him to set the record straight.
Here’s his response:
Thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight.
My family and I live in Stittsville.
From his election web site:
Thursday night’s Stittsville ward debate was full of interruptions, accusations and arguing. And that was just from the audience.
About 150 people filled the community hall at Johnny Leroux Arena to watch the first live public debate between Dave Lee and Shad Qadri, the two men running to represent Stittsville on city council. The debate was organized by the Stittsville Village Association (SVA). Continue reading
We sent a questionnaire to all of the candidates for city council and school board in Stittsville. We’ve already published answers from the English Public Board and Catholic Board candidates, and today we have Part 1 of the answers from Dave Lee and Shad Qadri, the two candidates running in Ward 6 for Ottawa City Council. (Read Part 2 here.) Continue reading
In a televised debate on Rogers 22, Shad Qadri said he followed the advice of professional engineers and legal experts before he voted in favour of the Orgaworld green bin contract.
The contract is a 20-year, $160-million agreement between the City of Ottawa and Orgaworld for green bin collection service. An auditor’s report released earlier this year said that city staff mis-led councillors during the contract review process.
The contract and the auditor’s report have been a central theme in Dave Lee’s campaign. Lee, who’s challenging Qadri in this election, said that the contract and lack of due diligence by city staff is “a microcosm of how they’re doing business at City Hall.” Continue reading
With one week left until the closing of nominations for the municipal elections, incumbent councillor Shad Qadri is still the only candidate nominated for Stittsville Ward.
Qadri has been the ward’s councillor since 2006, and earned over 91% of the vote in the last election in 2010.
The deadline to file a nomination for candidacy is 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12. Voting day is October 27, 2014.
As of Thursday night, Stittsville was one of three Ottawa wards with only a single candidate registered so far.
Individuals wishing to run for the offices of Mayor, City Councillor, and school board Trustee can obtain nomination papers online at ottawa.ca/vote, at the City’s elections office at 1221 Cyrville Road, Unit B, the Ottawa City Hall government service centre, or any City of Ottawa client service centre. A nomination paper must be filed in person, or by an agent acting on the individual’s behalf at any of these locations.
The filing fee is $200 for the office of Mayor and $100 for the offices of Councillor and school board Trustee. The fee is payable by cash, certified cheque, money order, and debit or credit card.
To see information on the eligibility requirements to run for office and which candidates have filed their nominations, visit ottawa.ca/vote, contact the elections office at 613-580-2660, or call 3-1-1.