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Jim Watson
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    (July 30, 1961- )
    Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Member of Ottawa City Council (1991-97)
    Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean (2003-10)
    Mayor of Ottawa, Ontario (1997-2000, 2010- )
    He kept his sexuality in the closet for over 40 years.
    He resigned from his provincial cabinet position midway through his term to pursue the mayor's chair (2010).
    He oversaw a stalemate between the National Capital Commission and Eugene Melnyk over a proposed new arena for the Senators.
    He developed an interest in politics during his second year of college.
    He opted to take a pay cut in his salary upon taking the mayor's chair.
    He served in various portfolios during his tenure working in the government of Dalton McGuinty.
    He worked as a journalist, prior to entering a career in politics.
    He was the youngest person ever elected as the mayor of Ottawa.
    He came out as gay a day before the Capital Pride Parade was to take place in Ottawa (August 18, 2019).

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