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Candidate Name Fern Cormier (incumbent)
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Ward Ward 10
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-929-2002
Email: voteforfern@gmail.com
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Facebook: https://facebook.com/ferncormierforward10
Twitter: @ferncormier

Survey Responses

1. If you are elected, what do you most want to accomplish during this term of Council?

Continuation of the plans we have started implementing. Vast improvements to transit, pedestrian and cycle safety infrastructure have been started but need to be seen to completion. The first watershed study results will be available and a goal oriented plan will need to be put in place to address the issues identified in that study.

2. When deciding how to vote, or where to dedicate your time on Council, how important to you is:
[most important; very important; important; not important; don’t know]
a) Supporting a sustainable local food system:
important
b) Protecting and improving water quality and the natural environment:
very important
c) Making it safer and more convenient to get around the City on foot or with a mobility device, by bike, or on the bus:
most important
d) Climate Change action and resilience:
very important
e) Transparency and citizen engagement:
most important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level:
important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all:
most important
h) Economic development:
most important

3. The Paris Climate Agreement is a commitment to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels,” to avoid unacceptable risks to humanity. To reach this goal, carbon emissions must peak by the year by 2020 at the latest – during the next term of Council.

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your level of concern about climate change, with 10 being the highest?
8

4. What will you do to reduce local carbon dioxide emissions and increase Greater Sudbury’s resilience to climate change in our natural and built environment?
Increased use of public transit and continued improvements & investments in alternate transportation methods has been and will remain a priority for me.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
It is worth reviewing our citizen engagement methods. I would like to see city administration tap into the expertise that exists within our community in order to improve the engagement process. It is important that people be heard but just as important is that they see their suggestions and ideas reflected in the decisions that are recommended to Council.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
It will be important to "hit the ground running" with the results of the watershed study. There will be recommendations that will have to be financed and implemented in order to protect our waterways.

7. Here are some of our specific priorities that require leadership to implement. Indicate your level of support for:
[I will champion that, I will vote in favour, I will vote against, Unsure]
a) Creating a minimum grid of safe connected cycling routes across the city during this term of Council:
I will champion that
b) Providing staff to support food initiatives such as community gardens:
I will champion that
c) Giving citizens a direct say in community improvements through participatory planning and budgeting:
I will vote in favour
d) Educating private contractors and the public on the harmful effects of sodium and chloride on the environment and human health and finding alternatives:
I will champion that

8. Greater Sudbury has some new policies in place or in progress that have the potential to make a huge difference for our community if they are implemented. Indicate your level of support for implementing and resourcing these fundamental policies and plans:

[I will champion that, I will vote in favour, I will vote against, Unsure]
a) Energy and emissions plan; Climate change adaptation plan:
I will vote in favour
b) Transit action plan; Transit Master Plan; Transportation Demand Management Plan; Complete Streets Policy; Road Safety Audit; Sidewalk Priority Index; sustainable transportation elements of the Transportation Master Plan:
I will champion that
c) Greater Sudbury Food Strategy:
I will champion that
d) Subwatershed studies and plans.; Water and Wastewater Master Plan:
I will champion that

9. What (if any) steps are you going to take to tackle the use of disposable single-use plastics within our city? Are you willing to lead the way by having a conversation about it?
This question was chosen by the public using a ranked ballot process, from among the list of questions submitted by citizens.
I am very interested in learning more about what we can do about this and certainly willing to discuss this and explore the options available to us.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
I will continue to champion and support the initiatives that we have been putting in place. From having our first Active Transportation Coordinator to increased pedestrian and cycle friendly streets and a more functional and responsive transit system. These are issues that I have consistently supported and hope to get the opportunity to continue championing these and other initiatives. Thank you for the opportunity to respond to these questions.


Platform Statements

Climate Change
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Community Engagement
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Environment and Water
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Food
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Sustainable Transportation
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Other
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