“I’ve known Catherine for many years. I’ve always admired her commitment and tenacity when it comes to our neighbourhoods. Affordable housing is a big part of what makes a city vibrant and sustainable. Catherine understands this and is a strong advocate on the housing front. Transforming older OCH communities, negotiating a land deal for seven acres for new development , arguing for an affordable housing lens at LRT stations, negotiating community benefits with developers to provide truly affordable housing in Centretown. These are some of the results under Catherine’s watch. And she does it by listening to the community first. She is a true housing champion."
- Catherine Boucher
Somerset Ward resident, and Former Executive Director,
Centretown Citizens of Ottawa Corporation (CCOC)
“I got to see what she’s like - her work ethic, her passion for social justice, green transportation, affordable housing and all the things that are important in Somerset Ward. She’s heavily involved in the community and really understands how the city works. We need that experience working for us at City Hall.”
- Former Councillor Diane Holmes
"I endorse Catherine McKenney as City Councillor for Somerset Ward. She is uniquely qualified to make Centretown and Ottawa a fabulous place where we all can prosper. She understands the importance of the arts in making Ottawa a fabulous place. She understands the economic benefits that a vibrant arts community can bring to Ottawa, as well as the more intangible benefits of the role of the arts in defining who we are. I have seen her in action being an effective and passionate advocate for the arts. From a personal perspective, she helped me pick up garbage at the Women’s March in Washington for my series Flotsam, and she agreed to sit for her portrait for my series of female politicians."
- Joyce Crago,
Award Winning Photographer
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