Over 25 Organizations Advancing Women’s Equality Call on City Council to Make Ottawa a Sanctuary City
March 8 2017
To mark International Women’s Day, a group of over 25 prominent organizations on the front lines of ending violence against women and advancing gender equality have written an open letter to Mayor Watson and City Council to show their support for making Ottawa a sanctuary city.
May 4 2017
On Tuesday, 40 professors, a few of which presented to City Council on March 30th, released a letter in support of a robust Sanctuary City Policy and denounced the ease with which the mayor and many Councillors dismissed 7 hours deputations from a wide variety of community stakeholders.
April 26 2017
Mayor Watson, Councillor Qaqish and their allies have made it clear that, even in the face of overwhelming evidence and support, they refuse to support any policy that would make our city safer and more accessible for all.
Powerful day of presentations to Council shows need and broad support for making Ottawa a sanctuary city
April 6 2017
On Thursday, March 30th, Councillor Catherine McKenney brought her report on making Ottawa a sanctuary city to the Community and Protective Services Committee of Ottawa City Council.