Clark Gives The Shirt Off His Back, And Other Tales From City Hall Today

- August 29th, 2012

Rideau-Rockcliffe Peter Clark addresses council in his Kinburn Swampfest T-shirt before giving it to West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry.

Lots of City Hall morsels to digest today.

When Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark (above) began taking off his T-shirt during the council meeting, an awestruck audience prepared to be faced with a topless councillor. A wave of awesome relief washed over the room when it was revealed Clark was, in fact, wearing his business attire underneath. Clark wanted to give his Kinburn Swampfest shirt to West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry as a gift.

Word came mid-afternoon that the Lansdowne Park Conservancy failed to convince the Ontario Court of Appeal to hear its opposition to the redevelopment. John Martin wouldn’t say if he’s considering taking his case to the Supreme Court. The news release sums it up, he said. That release is posted here and it sounds like Martin is finished.

Here’s what else I got up to today:

City hires former Commons clerk as first integrity commish
City to sign new lease for O-Train facility
Presto improvements ongoing
Council OKs Westboro condo complex
Lobbyist registry goes live Saturday
Watson pooh-poohs sewer cop idea
Council reverses development decision

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

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