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Candidate Name Kyle McCall
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Ward Ward 8
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-626-1697
Email: mccallward8@gmail.com
Website: www.mccallward8.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mccallward8/
Twitter: @mccallward8
Read survey response and relevant platform statements.

Survey Responses

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

The revitalization of our neighbourhood parks, both in Ward 8 and across the city, and the establishment of an incubator/accelerator for local tech startups.

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: 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: very 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?
Encourage more active modes of transportation reducing our need to for frequent trips by car, and ensuring local businesses and homeowners are aware of incentive programs and other initiatives available to them to reduce their carbon footprints.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
Ensure that public consultation opportunities are communicated clearly and often by city staff, with enough time given for residents to plan to attend. Attend more events, and work closely with the grass roots groups working on improving our community. As the current chair, and long standing board member of reThinkg Green I am already well connected to these organizations and the work they do around our city.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
First, that proposed new developments are subjected to an environmental impact assessment process, and that their impact to our water ways is clearly understood. Then, take steps to mitigate those impacts. It is also critical that those living in and around bodies of water understand the impact they're use can have on them. The city should take more steps to reduce the use of fertilizers and salts in these areas.

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 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 champion that
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.
Definitely willing to have a conversation about it and encourage citizens and local businesses to take a closer look at their plastic habits.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
My background is Environmental Studies, so I have a keen understanding of the environmental consequences we face a society if we do not take action. Councillors can contribute significantly to ensuring our city adopts environmentally friendly practices, considers the environmental impacts of new developments and finds ways to mitigate them, and has sustainability in mind when making decisions. Should I be elected to council, I will push for these considerations, and champion causes that reduce our carbon footprint, encourage active transportation, and expand our green spaces.



Platform Statements

Climate Change
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Community Engagement
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Environment and Water

“Renewing our green spaces, hiking trails, and parks so that our community’s children have safe places to play and explore, and as a community we have places to gather and enjoy nature.”
From https://www.mccallward8.com/platform/, checked October 12, 2018


Food

“Continue to encourage and support community gardens”
From https://www.mccallward8.com/platform/, checked October 12, 2018


Sustainable Transportation

Updating roads, sidewalks and bike paths for the families and residents that use them every day.” “Hold new developments up to recently adopted complete streets policy. Ensure designs take into account accessibility and are pedestrian friendly”“Ensuring the investment made in the key artery (Lasalle) that runs through the neighbourhoods of New Sudbury creates a corridor that is safe, pedestrian friendly, and attractive.”
From https://www.mccallward8.com/platform/, checked October 12, 2018


Other

Quality of Life: “Renewing our green spaces, hiking trails, and parks so that our community’s children have safe places to play and explore, and as a community we have places to gather and enjoy nature.” “Investing in our parks and recreation amenities across the city, expanding our hiking trails and renewing the roads connecting them all.”  “Establish Sudbury as a City of parks, expanding our hiking trails and conservation areas, and invest in new amenities around town including outdoor recreation spaces (e.g. volleyball and basketball courts). Get creative with our waterfronts and explore opportunities to develop floating water parks and climbing walls”

Arts and culture:  “Enthusiastically supporting the festivals and events that make our community a vibrant place to live.”

From https://www.mccallward8.com/platform/, checked October 12, 2018