Local Food Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. How do you see the city’s role in food system sustainability, access to local food, and the connection to health?

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

A very good start over these few years. The lobbying though is huge and directed at transportation consortiums who prefer shipping produce and food from drought ridden California at great costs to Ontarians

Les Lisk

Improve farmers market following a city like Ottawa that makes it work.Look at downtown streets dedicated to the market.

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

While I very much support access to and promotion of local food (my family consumes a great deal of local produce), I am uncertain as to how large a role that the city might play.

Paul Stopciati

I would like to see the agricultural land that we have in Azilda, Chelmsford, and Val Caron Hanmer area remain the same.

Will Thomson

Candidate name 2. How would you develop local agriculture and fresh water and forest foods?

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

Initiate the cooperative phylosophy . This practise works around the world quite successfully.

Les Lisk

People would go to an easily accessible market.

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

I am not an expert in this area so I have no answer other than to find ways to encourage and support local food producers.

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (a) A food action plan for the city (b) Developing targets for procurement of local food in municipal institutions (c) Providing support for urban agriculture initiatives (d) Expanding the amount of land preserved for agricultural use and avoiding incompatible use (e) Designating the market as a Farmer’s Market

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

I will vote in favour Unsure I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Les Lisk

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

Unsure I will champion that I will champion that Unsure I will vote in favour

Paul Stopciati

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Will Thomson

Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

Les Lisk

Make sure that all community funded facilities like Hospitals etc. use local foods which are prepared here.

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

A-not fully informed as to what the food action plan is for the city
D-not aware of how much is already preserved

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson


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SustainableTransportationSustainable Transportation
WaterWater Quality
NaturalEnvironmentNatural Environment
LocalFoodLocal Food
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