Climate Change Survey Questions Summary

Council Member What actions should the municipality take to reduce carbon emissions and improve community resilience in the face of climate change?

Brian Bigger

Mark Signoretti
Ward 1

I feel that the municipality should provide more education so the community is aware of the impact and adopt measures internally to set as examples to the community.

Michael Vagnini
Ward 2

Gerry Germain Montpellier
Ward 3

Evelyn Dutrisac
Ward 4

Robert Kirwan
Ward 5

I feel that we need to listen to the advice that we receive from the science experts who have the experience and knowledge to guide us in our deliberations. We should be putting in place policies and initiatives that will address the long-term goals and requirements with respect to climate change.

René Lapierre
Ward 6

I believe that better enforcement of the anti-idle policy would be a great start, especially with city owned vehicles. They city could purchase more hybrid style vehicle to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel economy. As a major employer the City should attempt to accommodate personnel scheduling to encourage carpooling to and from work. 2 to 4 people taking 1 vehicle would make a big difference.

Mike Jakubo
Ward 7

Unfortunately the bulk of responsibility lies with higher levels of governments but what the City must do is work to educate our residents of the harms and causes of climate change and start this education at the school level. Our youth is our future and if we arm them with the recognized knowledge that is the best way to secure our future.

Al Sizer
Ward 8

Deb McIntosh
Ward 9

Transportation is the biggest producer of greenhouse gases. The municipality needs to get behind sustainable transportation options. We need investment in pedestrian, cycling and transit infrastructure.

Fern Cormier
Ward 10

City fleet can be reduced and city vehicles should be changed over to hybrids at a faster rate than is currently happening. City should reduce energy use wherever possible in city buildings.

Lynne Reynolds
Ward 11

National issue. Municipalities cannot take on the challenge of reducing global greenhouse emissions.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann
Ward 12

This is a very broad question-brings us back to natural capital valuation.see above.queston1. small steps:In 2011 we adopted the no idling bylaw.- Improve public transit/schedules/ to get cars off the road.Improve our winter sidewalk,bus stop maintenance .LIDS building concepts,responsible stormwater mgt etc.please refer to

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