Emilie Coyle Releases Campaign Contributions

Emilie Coyle, candidate for City Councillor in College Ward, today publicly released the list of contributions made to her campaign, for all amounts of $100 and more, as well as the total amount of contributions under $100. 

“As part of my ongoing commitment to financial openness and transparency, I’m releasing this information before election day, rather than after. Voters have a right to know who is financially supporting a candidate before they cast their ballot."

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Emilie Coyle Announces College Ward Community Town Hall on October 11

Upon being notified that the All Candidates’ Forum organized by eight College Ward Community Associations is cancelled as the incumbent would not be available at any of the three dates offered by the associations, Emilie Coyle announced today that she will be hosting a Community Town Hall on October 11.

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Statement by Emilie Coyle on Widespread Storm Damage

Thinking about everyone that has been affected by the tornado that hit Ottawa and Gatineau. The damage is extensive and hits us all close to home. 

My campaign volunteers and I will be helping to clean-up in College Ward neighbourhoods, this week-end. 

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Light Rail Transit Delays and Developments

Ottawa’s civic leaders must move quickly to restore the public’s trust in the city’s new light rail transit system.  The latest setbacks to Phase 1 of the mega project must be addressed with transparency, accountability and timely communications.

There’s been a breakdown in the delivery of this $2.1 billion initiative - we’re off the rails now. I have three ideas for getting back on track.  As a lawyer running for Council in College Ward, I have experience in negotiations in addition to my experience managing large budgets & serving the public interest. Here are three key questions and my advice:

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Coyle: Why Ottawa needs to take green space seriously

Neighbourhood green space in Ottawa is precious – and disappearing, so it’s no surprise that residents get angry when they do not receive support from the city to help them safeguard these invaluable places to gather and enjoy recreational activities or leisure time.

Whether in an established community such as College Ward or a new one like the proposed development at LeBreton Flats, residents have a right to expect basic guiding principles are not just in place, but also respected. Guiding principles that ensure neighbourhoods have enough physical spaces — such as parks and activity centres — to facilitate members functioning as a community and to enhance their quality of life.

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College Ward All-Candidates Debate

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Emilie Coyle Commits to Creation of Youth Advisory Council for College Ward

Emilie Coyle today released a six-point action plan to increase engagement, provide more meaningful job opportunities and develop mentorship programs for youth in College Ward and the City of Ottawa.

“Too many young people are feeling left out and powerless in the city.  They need access to decent jobs and meaningful participation in civic decisions that affect them.  They also need safe places to meet and have fun and pursue creative activities.” said Coyle, who is a candidate for City Councillor in College Ward. 

Coyle’s initiative will: 

  • Create a Youth Advisory Council for College Ward, with young people from all backgrounds, ages 15 – 25;
  • Work to increase job opportunities and paid internships for youth, with a focus on quality mentorship, as well as adequate income, at City Hall and in Ottawa’s private sector companies;
  • Ensure there are safe public spaces in College Ward for youth to meet and engage in activities, and that these spaces are widely promoted to young people;
  • Advocate for youth representation on City of Ottawa Committees and Boards that have public representation and the piloting of a “Model City Hall” - including both Council and senior corporate staff roles – similiar to Model UNs and Parliament for youth;
  • Support adequate resourcing for the City’s Youth Engagement Committee;
  • Encourage input of youth on key Council decisions such as the new Official Plan and annual budget.
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The Race for City Councillor in College Ward

Statement by Emilie Coyle on College Ward Race for City Councillor 

Ottawa, Ontario - July 27, 2018

Emilie Coyle, candidate for City Councillor in College Ward, today issued the following statement:

“When College Ward residents go to the polls this October, they will have a stark choice in the candidate they believe will best represent their voice and interests for the next four years at City Hall.

 "The incumbent, Rick Chiarelli, is a professional politician who has served on Nepean and Ottawa City Councils for 30 years. 

"I’m a mom and a lawyer - with a passion for public service and community building - who is running for public office for the first time. 

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Coyle: Schools must be better equipped to handle discrimination

With the return of warm weather and longer daylight, students begin to dream of carefree summer months. For some children, however, summer means more than a chance to be free from schoolwork; it means a reprieve from the misery of bullying and discrimination, much of which is reinforced by inadequate systems for responding to the intolerance and harassment students can face in school.

To address the reality of discrimination in our educational systems, the community organization Parents for Diversity was created in 2016 by four parents in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. The group’s goal – to support positive change in our schools – is the result of seeing first-hand their children experiencing insufficient responses to discriminatory behaviour targeting them. 

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Emilie Coyle Announces Candidacy for City Councillor of College Ward

Emilie Coyle declared her candidacy for city councillor of College Ward today.  Ms. Coyle turned in nomination signatures from residents across the ward, including the neighbourhoods of Briargreen, Leslie Park, Centrepointe, Meadowlands and Bells Corners.  Her youngest nominator was 18 and oldest, 90 years of age.

“I’m running to help build a welcoming and safe ward with a high quality of life for all residents, from seniors who have called College Ward home for 60 years, to students studying at Algonquin College who have lived here for six months,” said Coyle.  “Welcoming neighbourhoods nurture vibrant communities where individuals, families and businesses thrive.”

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