RESULTS THAT MATTER
MOVING ORLÉANS & CUMBERLAND FORWARD
IN MY FIRST TERM WE:
✓ Extended Brian Coburn Blvd to Mer Bleue.
✓ Built the first new pool since amalgamation at François Dupuis.
✓ Secured funding for EA to widen HWY 174 & extend LRT to Orléans.
✓ Established tax incentives to attract jobs to Orléans.
✓ Caught up on backlog of parks by building 7 new parks in four years.
✓ Zero property tax dollars for turf field and stadium for soccer & football at Millennium Park.
IN MY SECOND TERM WE:
✓ Extended Brian Coburn to Navan and built roundabouts to reduce congestion.
✓ Expanded François Dupuis and built gymnasium & rock wall.
✓ Planned LRT to Trim Rd and began procurement.
✓ Attracted Amazon to Cumberland Ward and new offices on Innes.
✓ Ensured parks were built at the beginning of a neighbourhood.
✓ Opened massive pirate splash pad at Millennium.
IF RE-ELECTED I WILL FIGHT TO:
✓ Extend Brian Coburn further west and south to Walkley / Hunt Club.
✓ Build massive new outdoor park at François Dupuis Centre.
✓ Ensure LRT to Trim is realized with HWY interchange and park & ride expansion.
✓ Develop office parks around Orléans LRT stations.
✓ Build more local parks including outdoor amphitheatre and more dog parks in Orléans.
✓ Bring dome to Millennium Park for all year training.
RURAL RESULTS YOU CAN TRUST
MORE LOCAL JOBS!
Stephen has worked to attract Amazon to Carlsbad Springs and Hydro One to Navan while cutting red tape for small business owners in our rural villages.
CONTINUED ROAD IMPROVEMENT!
Stephen has secured more money for Cumberland Roads (per km of road) than any other rural ward in Ottawa. He’ll fight to ensure our rural roads are improved including French Hill, Frank Kenny, Becketts Creek, Milton among others.
PROMOTING RURAL HERITAGE!
Stephen has secured grants and dedicated parks to recognize rural builders and made the Cumberland Museum a priority – leading to more visitors and higher revenues.
CHAMPIONING COMMUNITY GROUPS!
Working with the Village Associations, Navan Nifty Fifty, Cumberland Farmers Market, Lions Clubs, Navan Fair and the Bradley Cup; rural associations in Cumberland Ward are stronger than ever before!
SKYROCKETING TAX BILLS!
Remember the days of 4 and 5% tax increases? Since Stephen has been elected taxes stayed below 2.5% by keeping spending in check.
UNCONTROLLED URBAN CREEP!
Stephen has fought against uncontrolled urban creep by protecting farm land and wood lots in order to maintain the benefits of village living.
SPEEDING AND RECKLESS DRIVING!
Stephen secured traffic calming for Navan and Cumberland, a pedestrian crossing in Navan and partnered with ML Bradley on School Bus Safety with the I Stop, You Stop campaign.
TO BEING LEFT BEHIND!
For years rural east Ottawa was ignored by City Hall. Since Stephen’s election, Cumberland Ward has seen record levels of investment in roads, recreation, culverts, bridges and community services. In the last 4 years Cumberland Ward as seen 24% of the rural investment while representing only 20% of the rural roads.
8 years of progress
Getting things done. Results that matter!
Better, higher paying jobs
As a result of Stephen’s efforts to reduce red tape, promote entrepreneurism and show off our rural areas thousands of new jobs well paying jobs have been created in Cumberland Ward. More...
Reducing commute times
Stephen has made reducing commute times a top priority – helping ensure we can all spend more time with our loved ones, being more productive at work and the plethora of activities we enjoy in our free time. More...
Faster more reliable public transit
Stephen has been focused on improving OC Transpo with new routes and higher capacity buses while keeping the bus pass affordable and providing more value to residents. More...
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE BIG THINGS HAPPEN?
Since being elected in October 2010, Stephen Blais has delivered results that matter for Orléans & Cumberland.
A 2006 City of Ottawa study showed only $100 million had been invested in east end infrastructure in the previous 15 years (since 1991). In seven years, Stephen has secured over $750 million in infrastructure investment in Orléans & Cumberland.
If re-elected on October 22, 2018 Stephen will bring the experience, dedication and passion for our community back to City Hall and continue to make big things happen!
“Orléans’s best hope in the current crop of politicians is Cumberland councillor Stephen Blais.” – Ottawa Citizen
Stephen’s record of accomplishment is unparalleled in Orléans.
From commute times to park construction. From keeping taxes affordable to protecting core city services. Stephen has fought hard to protect Orléans and Cumberland and ensure our community gets its fair share.
“On a council that is often criticized for being too cordial, Blais is one of its most tenacious, outspoken and, on occasion, antagonistic members. (But in a good way.)” – Joanne Chianello, Ottawa Citizen
We have a choice. Orléans & Cumberland can go back to the way it was: Waiting 7 years for the park in the neighbourhood to be built. Massive new subdivisions without roads and transit to get people to work. Roads that are left to fall apart. Rural communities ignored and forgotten by City Hall. Frivolous lawsuits that delay progress and cost taxpayers dearly.
Or we can continue to deliver results that matter: LRT to Orléans, 12 new parks, new and expanded transit, world class recreation amenities, roads and sidewalks that keep us connected and high paying jobs so more of us can work in the community we call home.
This election is about the future. And the choice is clear. Do we want a community that’s just fine, and even left out? Or do we want a community that continues to grow with world class recreational facilities and economic opportunity?