Ward 6

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Compare what the candidates had to say about sustainable transportation, water and natural environment, local food, citizen engagement, climate change.

Survey responses

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]

Climate Change action and resilience.

Candidate Name
Chris Bentley very important
Jesse Brooks important
René Lapierre (incumbent) important
André Rivest

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”]

Energy and emissions plan;  Climate change adaptation plan.  

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?


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?

Candidate Name
Chris Bentley 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.
Jesse Brooks Exploring new building techniques that deal with green architecture will both save residents money on their energy bills and also reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Through VTAC we can also continue to plant trees. A reduction in plastics can also occur through the introduction of plastic straws and similar initiatives. Use of renewable energy is to be encouraged wherever possible (I am also an independent solar operator).
René Lapierre (incumbent) As the City is 100% shareholder of Sudbury Hydro I would like to support working with them to install charging stations for electric cars. The more charging station we have the more people may purchase these types of vehicles. The other is to solicit a bicycle sharing company that provides a pick up/drop off bicycle rental system across CGS. These are being used in many other municipalities and is working well. The more we encourage the use of other methods of transportation the less cars are on the road.
André Rivest

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