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Mayoral candidates respond

John Chenier - September 19, 2022

"The priorities of Bay and McKenney were attacking the major problems they identified. For Bay, these were housing affordability, city planning and improving public image."

Mayoral candidates propose transit fixes

Alayne McGregor - September 15, 2022

"Brandon Bay supported building a light-rail transit loop between Gatineau and Ottawa, and running a rapid transit line to Lansdowne Park. He also called for funding reliable, fare-free transit with parking revenues and in-station retail."

McKenney promises to end chronic homelessness in next term

Joanne Chianello - September 14, 2022

"[Brandon] also wants to see more clear definitions of what counts as affordable, pointing to a recent proposal to add more housing to Lansdowne, which he says are too expensive for many people looking for housing. Bay is also interested in looking at moratorium on development charges for multi-unit housing, at least for a short time, to increase the supply of units and decrease the price."

Ottawa mayoral candidates attend environmental debate

Shaun Vardon - August 31, 2022

"There is an appetite for change in the community right now. Some of the questions we got from the audience definitely seemed to suggest that."

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Joanne Laucius - August 20, 2022

Software developer Brandon Bay manages the software development team at Welbi, which builds software for retirement communities. He grew up near Bancroft, attended the University of Ottawa and is an active volunteer.

Mayoral candidates speak out: on working with City Council and the Strong Mayors bill

Alayne McGregor - August 18, 2022

"Working together leads to the best decisions, just not always fast ones. In a crisis situation, having emergency act type powers available may be appropriate, but even then it would be best to empower the council or a committee of it, instead of a single elected official."

Here's what Ottawa's mayoral candidates are saying about Ontario's 'strong mayor' legislation

Ted Raymond - August 11, 2022

"The province’s stated goals with these changes, building housing and moving faster, are good, and are central to my platform. However, giving too much power to one office undermines council, voters, and democracy. There is a huge potential for corruption in these changes."

Raised in Bancroft, Brandon Bay running for mayor of Ottawa

Michael Riley - July 26, 2022

"Ottawa’s new official plan sets a lot of good priorities but it is in absolutely nothing of a hurry. The timelines set out build a great Ottawa for the next generation, but they do very little for this one, which has felt at best neglected by government for our entire adult lives."

Bob Chiarelli files nomination papers as Ottawa municipal election campaign begins

Katie Griffin - May 2, 2022

Brandon Bay, who is running for mayor, says housing is a key issue. "Top of mind I think for a lot of residents and for me as well is the price of housing right now," he said.

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