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Candidate Name Chris Bentley
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Ward Ward 6
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Phone: 705-618-0670
Email: cbkaraoke@live.ca
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ward6future/
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Survey Responses

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

VECAN (Valley East Community Action Network) has some excellent community projects in the works that I would love to see come to fruition. They are the establishment of a dog park, a full-sized splash pad, and a second community garden, all within the boundaries of Ward 6. These are wonderful initiatives that will prove to be very beneficial to members of the community, of all ages. These are the types of projects that serve to bring a community and its citizens together. It will be my responsibility to provide as much support as is needed to complete these endeavours. I plan to work very closely with VECAN throughout my tenure as Councillor.

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: very 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: very 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: very important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all: very important
h) Economic development: very 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?
7

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?
My family has already downsized to from 2 vehicles to one smaller one. I sometimes make use of our transit system to get to and from work.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
Citizens want to know they are being heard when they have concerns. They expect their Councillor to listen, investigate and provide answers to their questions. They want to feel like part of the process. That is fair, considering it is their hard-earned tax dollars that we are putting to work.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
I will support all initiatives that are put forward with the best interests of conserving our natural water sources. We live in the most naturally beautiful part of the province and we need to do everything we can to preserve that, while at the same time progressing forward.

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 vote in favour
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 champion that
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 vote in favour

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: Unsure
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 vote in favour
c) Greater Sudbury Food Strategy: I will vote in favour
d) Subwatershed studies and plans.; Water and Wastewater Master Plan: I will vote in favour

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 will support ideas that lower the use of these plastics. Once I am more educated on the subject, I would gladly have many conversations about it. I know there have been some strong pushes for the elimination of the use of plastic straws. I think this is a great initiative. I am someone who does not use straws to begin with, making it much easier to convince others to do the same.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?



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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