Catherine McKenney Announces Plan to Prioritize Rural Residents

Mayoral candidate Catherine McKenney issued the following statement on their plan to prioritize Ottawa's rural residents.

October 18, 2022 (OTTAWA) — Today, Ottawa mayoral candidate Catherine McKenney released details of their plan to prioritize Ottawa’s rural residents.

“From Carp, to Navan, to Manotick, Ottawans deserve responsive city services and a Mayor that meets their needs,” said McKenney. “Broadband connectivity, paramedic support, water, wastewater, and storm drainage infrastructure – the city has a duty to respond to the needs of residents, wherever they live.”

Catherine’s plan to prioritize Ottawa’s rural residents includes:

  • Protecting rural communities by ensuring developments commit to safeguards for clean water, farmlands, and rural ecosystems.

  • Ensuring rural communities are properly served by city services with disaster relief and mitigation in extreme weather.

  • Addressing the current crisis in rural paramedic support.

  • Engaging with other levels of government to and stakeholders to improve the availability of broadband internet. 

  • Preventing sprawl from developing more farmland.

  • Ensuring regional representation, including for rural communities, on city committees.

With McKenney as Mayor, no community will be left behind. “My vision for a world-class city includes our rural communities,” added McKenney.

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Catherine McKenney is running for Mayor to make Ottawa the greenest, healthiest, and most connected city in Canada. For more information visit mckenney2022.ca

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