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L’administration fédérale américaine pourrait être paralysée jusqu’en janvier, selon la Maison-Blanche

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Selon M. Mulvaney, « il est très possible » que la paralysie « aille jusqu’au nouveau Congrès », qui doit se réunir pour la première fois le 3 janvier, avec une reprise du contrôle de la Chambre des représentants par les démocrates et un Sénat toujours à majorité républicaine.

Les tractations sur le budget fédéral, suspendues samedi, doivent reprendre le 27 décembre entre le Congrès et la Maison-Blanche.

Les démocrates et les républicains ne s’entendent pas sur la demande de Donald Trump d’intégrer au budget fédéral un financement de 5 milliards de dollars pour la construction d’un mur à la frontière du Mexique.

Ce montant, essentiel à la conclusion d’un accord, selon ce que disait le président américain plus tôt cette semaine, aurait toutefois été revu à la baisse, a déclaré Mick Mulvaney à Fox News, dimanche.

« La balle est dans le camp démocrate », a-t-il dit, espérant que ceux-ci accepteront d’augmenter le montant de 1,3 milliard de dollars qu’ils disent vouloir allouer à l’amélioration du système de surveillance frontalier.

M. Mulvaney a toutefois souligné que le président tenait absolument à ce que de l’argent soit explicitement accordé au mur, même s’il était prêt à discuter d’une « solution migratoire plus large ».

Les démocrates ont de leur côté plusieurs fois affirmé qu’ils étaient catégoriquement opposés au financement d’un mur au sud de la frontière américaine. La démocrate Nancy Pelosi, probable future présidente de la Chambre des représentants, a pour sa part qualifié cette idée d’« immorale ».

Selon le Washington Post, qui cite un assistant démocrate sous le couvert de l’anonymat, l’offre faite samedi par la Maison-Blanche était de 2,5 milliards de dollars pour la sécurité de la frontière, ce qui comprend de nouvelles clôtures, et 400 millions de dollars pour des mesures migratoires proposées par Trump.

Une paye le 28 décembre

Faute de budget, de nombreux ministères et agences gouvernementales ont fermé leurs portes samedi matin, laissant environ 400 000 fonctionnaires en congé sans solde.

Quant aux 400 000 autres qui travaillent dans les services jugés essentiels, ils recevront leur paye comme prévu le 28 décembre.

Ce qui arrivera de la paye prévue le 11 janvier est cependant plus incertain.

« Je veux que tout le monde comprenne que personne ne travaille sans être payé », a quant a lui affirmé Mick Mulvaney dimanche.

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City committee votes to name Sandy Hill Park after Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook

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OTTAWA — Ottawa city councillors have voted to rename a Sandy Hill park after celebrated Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook.

The community and protective services committee approved a recommendation to rename the park at 240 Somerset Street East the “Annie Pootoogook Park.”

Pootoogook was an award-winning artist who lived in Ottawa. She died in 2016 at the age of 47 when she fell into the Rideau River. Ottawa police investigated her death, but it was ruled non-suspicious.

Stephanie Plante submitted an application to the city to commemorate Pootoogook by renaming the park after her.

Plante says she met with Veldon Coburn, the adoptive father of Pootoogook’s eight-year-old daughter, and reached out to Pootoogook’s brother in Nunavut to discuss the idea.

“Women matter, the arts matter, and most importantly Inuit people matter,” Plante told the committee.

“As of today, it’s quite possible an entirely new generation will write Annie Pootoogook Park on birthday party invitations, t-ball sign ups, dog park meet ups, soccer registration forms, summer camp locations.”

Alexandra Badzak, director of the Ottawa Art Gallery, told the community and protective services committee the arts community supports honouring Pootoogook.

“Those of us in the arts in Ottawa, across Canada and internationally know of the importance of Annie Pootoogook’s work,” said Badzak. “Who’s pen and pencil crayon drawings drew upon the legacy of her famous artistic family.”

The head of the National Gallery of Canada said Pootoogook’s artistic legacy is remembered across Canada.

“There’s absolutely no question that Annie Pootoogook is deserving of having Sandy Hill Park named in her honour,” Sasha Suda told the committee Thursday morning.

“She was an unbelievably bright light. Despite the briefness of her career, she leaves an incredibly strong legacy through her art work and in the ways that she changed the art world.”

Coun. Mathieu Fleury told the committee plans are in the works to set up an exhibit space in the Sandy Hill Community Centre to highlight Pootoogook’s work. The city is also working to set up programming for Inuit and artists in the park.

Council will vote on the proposal next week.

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City aces legal dispute over Kanata golf club

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An Ontario court judge has upheld a 40-year-old agreement that says the Kanata Lakes Golf and Country Club must remain open space and not be redeveloped into a housing community.

The decision is a big win for the city, Kanata North Coun. Jenna Sudds and her constituents, who have spent two years trying to prevent property owner ClubLink from turning the course into a 1,500-home development with its partners Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes.

Sudds, who said she burst into tears over Friday’s decision, called it “terrific news” for the community. As many as 500 homes back onto the course and more than 1,000 households use the grounds for recreation, she said.

“The green space, the golf course itself, which really is right in the middle of our community here, is used by the community quite frequently,” said Sudds, who recently moved the neighbourhood. “I see people out all hours of the day throughout the winter. It’s amazing to see all the tracks snowshoeing and skiing and dog-walking.”

40-year-old agreement ‘valid’

ClubLink, which bought the 50-year-old course in 1997, announced in December 2018 that it planned to redevelop part of the property.

Local residents, along with the newly elected councillor and the city’s own legal department, argued that the development shouldn’t go ahead due to a 1981 legal agreement between then City of Kanata and the developer. That agreement called for 40 per cent of the area in Kanata Lakes to be open space in perpetuity.

“The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract,” Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse wrote in his 44-page decision.

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Ottawa residents remain pro-Trump Avenue

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It appears Donald Trump still has a home in Canada’s capital, even if he has departed Washington, D.C.

Earlier this year, residents on Trump Avenue, in Ottawa’s Central Park neighbourhood, put the possibility of changing the name of their street to a vote following the former president’s tumultuous time in office.

The neighbourhood has several streets named after icons of New York City and Trump was a famous real estate mogul before he was elected.

In order to change the name of a street, the city requires 50 per cent plus one of all households on that street to be in favour.

There are 62 houses on Trump Avenue, meaning at least 32 households would have had to vote to change the name.

The city councillor for the area, Riley Brockington, said Wednesday that 42 households voted and the neighbourhood was divided, 21 to 21. 

Without the required margin to enact the change, Brockington says the matter will not proceed any further. 

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