Williamson, Mira

MMJC, 2019 Fall

Photo of the Gardiner Expressway, heavy traffic.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said people who are homeless can’t sleep in tents in the city because “it looks terrible.” The comment was made during Ford’s Wednesday COVID-19 briefing, after a reporter asked about the recent discovery of a body in an encampment underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway. Ford acknowledged thatContinue Reading

A photo of Councilor Rawlson King speaking at an event.

By Mira Williamson — The City of Ottawa has hired an anti-racism and ethnocultural liaison to lead its new anti-racism department. This newly formed department will help the nation’s capital look at all municipal policies—from active transportation, to roads, to public health through an equity lens, said the liaison, Coun.Continue Reading

Screenshot of Trudeau's daily briefing. The text says "Breaking News: Government to give fiscal update July 8. PM: Will give a picture of where our economy is right now."

The federal government will update Canadians next month on how COVID-19 has affected the economy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.  “As we begin to safely and gradually restart, I know people are wondering what this pandemic will mean for their jobs in the long run and what the impactContinue Reading

Lower level of the Westboro Station, one bus is departing; there is no one waiting for a bus

By Mira Williamson— Masks are now mandatory for all public transit riders in Ottawa. The nation’s capital became the first city in Canada to require masks as part of health and safety measures implemented by OC Transpo, which is its public transit agency. The measures — all put in placeContinue Reading