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Candidate Name Denis Ferron
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Ward Ward 10
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-929-0499
Email: votedferron@gmail.com
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Twitter: @votedenisferron

Survey Responses

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

1. Getting the tax situation under control and the spending on meannigful and productive projects. 2. The downtown needs to be revitalised and cleaned up to bring the community together and be proud of our core. 3. Get the opiod situation under control before it gets out of control.

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:
most important
b) Protecting and improving water quality and the natural environment:
most 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:
most important
e) Transparency and citizen engagement:
most important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level:
most 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?
9

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?
The traffic lights need to be better synchronized to allow a steadier flow of traffic. Night time lights to be kept on short change. Drive thru restaurants and long line ups need to be adressed to reduce wait time.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
Have an open forum for comments and suggestions so we all have a say.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
I was walking along junction creek and was saddened by all the garbage along the banks and in damned areas, this has to be cleaned up and a solution to prevent all the garbage entering waterways. Find a something other than salt in winter time that finds it's way to our watershed and have more filtering resevoir catch basins.

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 vote in favour
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 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:
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 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 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 would definately be part of a citizen group on these discussions to reduce the use of these plastics

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
I am a big advocate on buy local first , we all depend on each other in sustaining a good economy. We need to support local business and contractors .


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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