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Thanks for visiting our website! Please take a moment to learn more about us, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Q: How can I help OSCA?

A: OSCA sincerely appreciates any support you are able to offer. Please consider any one way – or all three! – as a way of helping us win the next election:

1. Donate – your donation can be processed online instantly and is subject to up to a 75% tax credit. Your donation of $100 really only costs you $25!

2. Become a member – for just $15 per year, and you’ll receive many great benefits.

3. Volunteer – we need volunteers in Ottawa South for various events and activities. Whether you’d like to canvass door-to-door or make phone calls, we could use you!

We thank you very much for your support. Let’s turn Ottawa South blue!

- OSCA Board of Directors

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OSCA’s fourth semi-annual road cleanup a success

PRESS RELEASE
May 10, 2014

Ottawa South Conservatives help take out the trash in Ottawa South

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The Ottawa South Conservatives were out in force this afternoon as part of the City of Ottawa’s Cleaning the Capital Campaign. OSCA was pleased to be joined by the Ontario PC candidate for Ottawa South, Matt Young. Together, we’re working to take out the trash in Ottawa South.

OSCA’s volunteers took part in the campaign for the fourth time since 2012 as they swept the area for garbage, debris, and other unsafe material, and also reported any deficiencies on the city’s property to the City of Ottawa. The non-profit association first adopted the 2.5-kilometre stretch of Alta Vista Drive in the summer of 2012, running from Edge Hill Place to Pleasant Park Road.

Participating in local events that really make a difference are an excellent way to give back to the community, contributing to making Ottawa South a cleaner, safer, greener community.

The federal Conservative government is committed to a greener environment on the national level, and we wanted to do our part locally and adopt a small part of Ottawa South to keep clean.

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Background
In 2012 OSCA adopted a 2.5 kilometre stretch of Alta Vista Drive, from Edge Hill Place to Pleasant Park Drive. We feel this is an excellent way to give back to our community, contributing to making Ottawa South a cleaner, safer, greener community.

The City of Ottawa holds two “Cleaning the Capital” campaigns each year: once in the fall and once in the spring. Organizations are responsible for cleaning their adopted road or park, which includes trash removal, reporting graffiti and unsafe equipment, planting trees, setting up and painting new furniture, and general maintenance of those areas. For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.ottawa.ca/clean.

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Ottawa South Continues to Need A Full-time Member of Parliament

Ottawa, May 7, 2014 – - – - David McGuinty, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, was exposed as a part-time MP in 2012. His record for attendance in the House of Commons in 2013 is not any better as he showed up to work even fewer days in 2013 than he did in 2012.

McGuinty complained to the media that his characterization as a part-time MP was unfair because the work he does behind the scenes takes so many hours. In fact, McGuinty said he’d preferred to be paid hourly because of the volume of work he does. Bravo! At an hourly wage, taxpayers would not have to shell out over $2 million in public money for his lucrative salary, office budget, and generous pension.

Of the 111 days where MPs gathered in the House of Commons for votes and Question Periods, McGuinty was there only 62 days! That’s an incredible 44 percent “Missing in Action” record, as he only showed up to work 56 percent of the time.

Where was he all the other days of the year? For an MP who lives and represents a riding no more than 20 minutes from Parliament Hill, his absence is unexplainable and unacceptable.

As was accurately reported last week, McGuinty’s 2012 attendance record wasn’t any better: He only showed up for just 63 days of votes and Question Periods all year long!

This information is publicly available through the Parliament of Canada’s Hansards, and it paints a troubling picture of the part-time Liberal MP. Similar to his boss, Justin Trudeau, McGuinty does not see the need to actually show up to work. In fact, just like McGuinty, Liberal leader Trudeau has one of the worst attendance records, showing up to less than 40 percent of Question Periods and votes in 2013.

Ottawa South did not want a part-time MP. Ottawa South deserves a full-time MP.

The Conservative government remains committed to what matters most to Ottawa South residents: jobs, the economy, and long-term economic prosperity. The government is moving ahead on these priorities, and Ottawa South deserves a full-time representative who will show up to work.

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Join us for our fourth semi-annual road cleanup

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Join us for our fourth semi-annual road cleanup as a part of the City of Ottawa’s Cleaning the Capital Campaign!

Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00am to 1:00pm
Meeting in the parking lot of Cora’s Restaurant, 2629 Alta Vista Drive.

In 2012 OSCA adopted a 2.5 kilometre stretch of Alta Vista Drive, from Edge Hill Place to Pleasant Park Drive. We feel this is an excellent way to give back to our community, contributing to making Ottawa South a cleaner, safer, greener community.

We need volunteers to help with making these efforts a success! Your efforts will be significant in making our community a cleaner and safer one!

All volunteers will be provided with gloves and garbage bags. We suggest wearing some old clothes appropriate for the weather and of course a Conservative blue tshirt!

The City of Ottawa holds two “Cleaning the Capital” campaigns each year: once in the fall and once in the spring. Organizations are responsible for cleaning their adopted road or park, which includes trash removal, reporting graffiti and unsafe equipment, planting trees, setting up and painting new furniture, and general maintenance of those areas. For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.ottawa.ca/clean.

If you’re interested in helping out, please contact us!

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Reminder of OSCA vs OSPCA

This is a reminder that the Ottawa South Conservative Association (OSCA) represents the federal Conservative Party of Canada. We have no affiliation with any other federal or provincial political party.

If you are looking for the Ottawa South Progressive Conservative Association (OSPCA) and their candidate, Matt Young, please visit here: http://mattyoungpc.ca/Homepage

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The part-time MP with time to write letters to Alberta newspapers

The incumbent Liberal MP for Ottawa South only shows up to work part-time and fails to represent his constituents’ views, but that doesn’t stop him from having the time to write letters to the editor to newspapers across Canada.

See, for example, this letter to editor published in the Ottawa Business Journal.

And see this response from Conservative MP Blake Richards:

Dear Editor,

As a Member of Parliament representing a constituency in Alberta, imagine my surprise when I opened my local weekly newspaper one morning to discover a letter to the editor from Ontario’s David McGuinty.

Considering Mr. McGuinty’s history of vilifying Albertans for political gain in Ontario, I was obviously surprised to see he was even aware of the weekly newspapers in my riding. Of course, later I learned that this was nothing but a form letter sent to media outlets across Canada, with one or two lines customized for each publication, in a poor attempt to fool Canadians.

When I discovered this trickery, I thought to myself, “I wonder if the good people of Mr. McGuinty’s home riding – Ottawa South – are aware of his new hobby?”

The content of Mr. McGuinty’s letter is another matter of concern. It is well known that the McGuintys have a reputation for playing fast and loose with the facts. Now it seems, the Member of Parliament for Ottawa South is spinning out of control regarding federal investment in infrastructure. He comes to a faulty conclusion by stating that new investment through the Building Canada Fund is dropping by 90 per cent to $210 million. The obvious problem with this nonsensical argument is that the federal government funds infrastructure in many different ways. The truth is that through the Building Canada Plan and other infrastructure programs, including the Gas Tax Fund, more than $6 billion continues to flow, supporting more than 2,500 ongoing or new infrastructure projects across Canada during 2014 alone.

Concocting a tangled web of half-truths to play divisive partisan politics is nothing new for the McGuintys. In fact, in this type of behavior could be called, “pulling a McGuinty.”

I note with amusement that Mr. McGuinty identified himself in these form letters as the third party’s Critic for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.Mr. McGuinty has not always held this role.

Previously, as the his party’s Natural Resources critic, McGuinty was best known for launching into a bizarre tirade in which he attacked MPs who speak up for constituents employed in Canada’s energy industry, telling them to, “go back to Alberta.”

In response to these outrageous and insulting comments, I personally stood in the House of Commons to call for Mr. McGuinty’s resignation, just hours before he was unceremoniously ousted from his role.

In the future, I suspect that Mr. Trudeau will appreciate it if Mr. McGuinty checks his facts – and his mouth – before blasting his ignorance to media outlets across Canada.

Sincerely,

Blake Richards
Member of Parliament

Ottawa South deserves a full-time Member of Parliament who stands up for its residents. Do you agree?

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New e-newsletter for members

Dear Members,

With the rising cost of stamps and mailing in Canada, OSCA will be increasingly relying on electronic communications via email. We are currently experimenting with sending a regular update to our members via email and would appreciate your feedback on whether this is a worth-while initiative.

This will be yet another great benefit available only to members, and will help OSCA save for the 2015 election.

If you are not yet a member, please sign up today by completing the form at http://ottawasouth.ca/membership/

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