Robert "Bob" Monette is a politician in Ottawa, Canada. He first joined political life in 1985 when he served on the Cumberland City Council for six years. Bob returned to serve on the Ottawa City Council in January 2006 in a by-election and was then reelected in November 2006 and October 2010.
Prior to being elected, Monette served as the constituency office manager to MPP Phil McNeely of the Ontario Liberal Party. He ran for the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for the Canadian federal election, 1988 but lost.
Monette currently sits on the Planning Committee, Transportation Committee and the Hydro Ottawa Holdings Board. Bob has also been elected by Council to sit, on both the Central Canada Exhibition Association and the Heart of Orléans Business Improvement Association.
Bob has assisted at cleaning up the Ottawa River; helping to secure over 100 million dollars in funding from all the levels of three levels of government after his 2008 tour of the ROPEC facility. Bob is also focused on the development of Lansdowne Park, and was actively participated in the Lansdowne Live proposal. Bob also supports Kettle Island as the new location of the Interprovincial Bridge.
Some of his Monette's local accomplishments are, opening up a community garden, the first ever Seniors Park in Eastern Ontario, facilitated in the development of Orléans first hotel in 30 years: Quality Inn, worked in paternership with Forum Inc to develop the Town Centre, and ensuring that Orleans is graffiti free.
Monette has been involved in many non-profit groups including, the Cumberland Community Resource Centre; Ottawa Arthritis Society; Queenswood Heights Neighbourhood Watch Association; Queenswood Heights Community Association, Fallingbrook Community Association.
There was much speculation that Monette would run for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in the Ontario general election, 2011. However, on March 2, 2011, he announced he would not be running. Monette, a former Liberal switched to the Tories after disagreement with the policies of Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Bob, his wife Pat, and their three children, Ron, Joanne and Rick all have been residents of Queenswood Heights in Orleans for over 30 years
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