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Jim Watson

Jim Watson Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Rank: 56th Mayor
Term of Office: January 1, 1998–July, 2000
Predecessor: Jacquelin Holzman
Successor: Bob Chiarelli
Date of Birth: 1961
Place of Birth: Montreal
Spouse: ?
Profession: Public service/Journalist
Political affiliations: Liberal Party of Ontario

Jim Watson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a former Ottawa city councillor (1991-1997) and mayor (1997-2000), and currently represents the riding of Ottawa West—Nepean in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He is a member of the Ontario Liberal Party, and was appointed by Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty as Minister of Consumer and Business Services on October 23, 2003. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Jacquelin Holzman served as mayor of Ottawa from 1991 to 1997. ... Robert (Bob) Chiarelli (born September 24, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is the current (2005) mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location City Information Established: 1850 as Bytown Area: 2,778. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Ottawa West—Nepean is the name of a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mr. Watson attended Carleton University and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Journalism and Communications. He entered the federal public service and rose to the position of director of communications for the Speaker of the House of Commons. Carleton University is a non-denominational, co-educational, international university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... Current house speaker Peter Milliken In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons (French: Président de la Chambre des communes) is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ...


He was elected city and regional councillor in 1991 and re-elected in 1994. In 1996, he supported Dalton McGuinty's bid to lead the Ontario Liberal party (Ottawa Citizen, 2 December 1996). In 1997, he was elected Mayor of Ottawa with 83 per cent of the popular vote. His terms of office brought fiscal stability back to Ottawa by freezing taxes, reducing debt and increasing the city's reserve funds. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of the mayors of Ottawa. ...


Jim Watson's term as mayor was largely defined, however, by his plan to redevelop Lansdowne Park, the city's recreational, sports, and cultural hub. This would have included demolition of the city's only large outdoor sports venue, Frank Clair Stadium. Intense community opposition and the timely involvement of the Regional government forced the mayor to back down and agree to turn the facility over to the Region. This paved the way both for the return of CFL football to Ottawa and Jim Watson's short-lived withdrawal from politics. Frank J. Clair ( May 12, 1917 - April 3, 2005) was a coach in the Canadian Football League, nicknamed the Professor for his ability to recognize and develop talent. ...


He did not run for re-election and in fact left the mayor's seat before his term was completed when Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien appointed Watson president and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission. Stephen Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. ... Jean Chrétien (born January 11, 1934), was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


Before that federal appointment term ended, Mr. Watson left public service to pursue a career in journalism as host of The New RO @ Noon. He was also a regular contributor to the Ottawa radio station CFRA and the Ottawa Citizen, the city's largest newspaper. Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. ... Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, analyzing, verifying, and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... 580 CFRA is a major talk-radio station in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ...


Mr. Watson has served on the board or as honorary chair of several community organizations including the Riverside Hospital, the National Arts Centre, the Central Canada Exhibition Association, the Christmas Exchange of Ottawa and the Forum for Young Canadians. He served as chair of the United Way's 2002 campaign, which raised a record $21 million. The Ottawa Hospital or LHopital dOttawa is a major, non-profit, public, university teaching hospital in Ottawa made up of the former Riverside Hospital, Ottawa General Hospital and Ottawa Civic Hospital. ... The National Arts Centre building in front of the Parliament with Confederation Park in the foreground The National Arts Centre of Canada (NAC) (in French: Le Centre national des arts (CNA)) is a federal government centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that is a venue for music, theatre, dance and other... Ottawa SuperEX is an eleven-day annual exhibition that takes places every August in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The United Way of America is a coalition of charitable organizations that has traditionally pooled efforts in fund raising. ...


An avid volunteer with several groups, he has helped serve meals at the Shepherds of Good Hope, a local soup kitchen. His commitment to those less fortunate was evident when, in August 2000, he contributed his entire municipal severance payment of $31,000 to Ottawa's Union Mission for Men.


His years of active involvement and community service have earned him several awards and accolades including: Maclean's Magazine's 100 Young Canadians to Watch; Carleton University Honours Award; the City of Ottawa's highest civic honour, the Key to the City; and in 2002, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. Macleans is Canadas leading weekly news magazine. ...


In the 2003 provincial election, Watson defeated Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario incumbent Garry Guzzo to become the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the Ottawa West-Nepean riding. He was appointed to Dalton McGuinty's first cabinet, and is generally regarded as being on the fiscally conservative wing of the Liberal Party. Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Garry Guzzo (born November 18, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Following a cabinet shuffle on June 29, 2005, Watson was named as Ontario's first Minister of Health Promotion. June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ontario government is to be commended for developing a new Ministry of Health Promotion. ...


External link

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Preceded by:
Jacquelin Holzman Jacquelin Holzman served as mayor of Ottawa from 1991 to 1997. ...

List of Ottawa mayors

Succeeded by:
Bob Chiarelli This is a list of the mayors of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... Robert (Bob) Chiarelli (born September 24, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is the current (2005) mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Jim Watson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (603 words)
Jim Watson is a politician in Ontario, Canada.
Watson attended Carleton University and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Journalism and Communications.
Jim Watson's term as mayor was largely defined, however, by his plan to redevelop Lansdowne Park, the city's recreational, sports, and cultural hub.
A Conversation with Jim Watson (3971 words)
Watson was interested in birds when he entered the University of Chicago in 1943, but, said Baltimore “he clearly must have understood that there was a revolution inherent in the concept of the gene.” He asked Watson if any of his teachers had influenced him in thinking about the gene.
Watson said that he had been meaning to test himself on the suspicion that he might have “a low amount of the violence-promoting gene,” but added that he had good parents and that nurture is immensely important.
Watson didn’t answer directly, but noted that if they had given the double helix two Nobel Prizes, one in biology to Watson and Crick and one in chemistry to Wilkins and Franklin, “it would have been the nice thing.” But the fact remains that it was Crick and Watson who had the insight.
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