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22 Feb
Xue Xu says pronouns and phonetic pronunciation to be added to delegations.
We missed some of Xue Xu's delegation but here are some highlights:

"Myself and others heard again and again, that students, especially gender minorities, racialized and disabled people, are having stressful, even traumatic interactions because of special constables."
"I myself, too, was falsely arrested by special constables as a student on my previous campus, my charges later dropped, a situation that was terrifying for me as someone with a disability that means I cannot reliably control what I say." said Xu
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22 Feb
The #Ottawa Police Services Board is starting now.

We will be giving live updates and you can follow it in the thread below:

Member Smallwood announces that there will be more effort to take to folks earlier about the @OttawaPolice budget process. The plan will be up for approval tonight.
The item is received.
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29 Jan
Today marks exactly one year since @ottawacity declared a housing emergency so let's the actions #Ottawa City Council has taken so far (a thread) 1/6:
Instead of putting the necessary funding they need for housing they put 25x more money towards the @OttawaPolice 25x than building new affordable homes. 2/6
Despite having very limited affordable housing supply, they voted to build the new Barrhaven LRT through a working-class neighbourhood 3/6
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27 Jan
Tune in right now at the link below to watch the first #Ottawa City Council meeting of thr new year. We will be tweeting some parts of it!

First ever meeting of #Ottawa City Council that is opened up by a land acknowledgement by well-known indigenous elder, Claudette Commanda.
.@JimWatsonOttawa now giving state of City address, talking about fundraiser for #Ottawa food bank with @Shopify CFO @harleyf, saying they fundraised $300k, leaving out the fact that the last City budget took away money from essential community services to give to @OttawaPolice
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20 Aug 20
Our event on Ottawa's state of democracy is about to begin!

You can watch the event at the link below. We will also be livetweeting on our Twitter page!
Moderator for the event will be Patricia Harewood, a labour lawyer and unapologetic feminist.

She is a board member for @CAWI_IVTF and has over 20 years of working on human rights issues.
Panelists will have five minutes to speak about problems and then come back to speak about solutions.

The end of the event will include a question and answer period from the audience. #DemocracyinOttawa
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