"The Rural Council of Ottawa-Carleton is an organization dedicated to
the protection of rural values and preservation of rural lifestyle."
Council of Ottawa-Carleton is a coalition of rural citizens and
organizations representing communities, property owners and
small business, dedicated to the preservation and protection
of rural rights, values and freedom from unwarranted urban
regulation, through education, advocacy and political
Regional Ottawa's rural
townships are worse off now, than before amalgamation with
the city. Something MUST, and WILL, be done.
The issue now is...
Council was founded to
constructively work towards solving
We are looking for volunteers throughout the
rural community, of all viewpoints and diverse talents, to
become members of this council so that we can speak with ONE
VOICE ---YOURS. If you feel that the status quo is not
satisfactory, then we need your input!
us through the "BECOME
A MEMBER" link, so you can be counted, too.
Background Essay and Subject Links:
Questionnaire-Survey July, 2004
One of the
early tasks the Rural Council saw necessary to perform,
(after setting up this website), was to
prepare and distribute a detailed Questionnaire-Survey,
throughout the rural areas of the former regional
The purpose of
the questionnaire was to gauge the rural populace for their
regarding the preferred approach to take in order to
work toward restoring a large measure the democracy that
was lost through amalgamation.
Phase I of the
survey was a home-delivered random sampling of the four
rural townships of Ottawa. (See link to June 30th, 2004,
of rural Ottawa attitudes, through July: PRESS RELEASE)
of the survey is an on-line version of the same survey
-operating through the last half of July
2004- that was open to residents of the same rural townships,
that did not receive the home-delivered forms.
postings through the
"BREAKING NEWS AND EVENTS"
link on our Homepage for other upcoming surveys and news
Education, advocacy and political leverage
Mission Statement of the Rural Council refers to the use
of "education, advocacy and political leverage
to achieve its goals".
November 8, 2004, the first step on the road to
implementing these objectives was in the form of a
public meeting at Kinburn, with guest speaker Walter
to Meeting press coverage).
stated by Rural Council President, Bob McKinley, at
the meeting, "If your councillor doesn't represent
you, doesn't share your values, then start looking
for someone who does. We need to empower ourselves. We
need to expand the basis of our influence and use it
during the election of 2006.
can hold the balance of power."