Land use plans cannot be made without appropriate consultation with the Indigenous communities that live on this land. We urge the City of Ottawa, as represented by its Mayor and Council, to undertake meaningful engagement with Algonquin political leaders to facilitate knowledge-sharing in land use planning processes, inform decision making, and build reconciled, constructive, and cooperative relations based on mutually accepted protocols and milestones.

This document shows how Ottawa’s new Official Plan can go further and faster on the land use changes needed to build a more livable, inclusive and sustainable city. In our view, much more work is needed to strengthen and bring coherence to positive guiding principles in the draft such as neighbourhoods, walkability, health equity and economic inclusion.

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