Natural Environment Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. How will you balance development with protection of the natural environment?

Jean-Raymond Audet

To designate our Conservation Areas Permanent for the Sake of Our Children And Grand-Children!

Brian Bigger

By developing programs that encourage rehabilitation of brownfield properties and
subsequent development of these properties. To promote infill development where
possible

Jeanne Brohart

If there is one thing missing in the Sudbury area, it is certainly areas for trash disposal such as those we see in Alberta along highways, trails, etc. Education is also key. Children and adults need to continue to be educated in the many costs of polluting. Many do not realize what they can already bring to the dump for free. Educating the public may help alleviate problems with illegal dumping too!

Ron Dupuis

It can be done with public consultations and the developer wanting to maintain as much of a natural environment as possible. The two can be balanced and it can become the expected norm within our city.

Jeff Huska

I believe in green spaces and their benefits. I believe we need to look at redeveloping instead of developing new areas. Reducing the loss of our natural environment.

Richard Majkot

Dan Melanson

I would consult with all affected residents and advisory committees or panel BEFORE any decisions are made.

Ed Pokonzie

The Second Avenue event highlights the mandate to consider environmental protection.

David Popescu

John Rodriguez

a) By adopting official plan which emphasizes proper drainage measures, establishing an agriculture reserve.

b) By supporting community groups which are dedicated to the establishment of hiking or biking trails.

c) By lobbying provincial and federal governments to ensure strict standards of industrial and auto emissions, as well as updating the Act governing Fisheries and Oceans.

Candidate name 2. How will you champion opportunities in your ward to fill gaps in parks service and to protect unique natural areas (identified by the Green Space Advisory Panel)?

Jean-Raymond Audet

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is my Ward, should not be touch for any purpose.

Brian Bigger

I will bring these topics forward to Council for open debate and discussion.

Jeanne Brohart

Again, I think enforcement is a key issue. We already have trails that are supposed to be “non-motorized”. My daughter is an avid musher. When we decided to build in the Sudbury area, she was thrilled to discover we had so many trails… until the very persons in charge told her they could not be policed and so motorized vehicles were often on them and as such, it was felt she would not be safe on these trails. If we have the trails but allow motorized vehicles on trails that are supposed to be nature trails for non-motorized use, then, how can we begin to discuss more and more “nature trails” if we are not even doing a good job with those we have for the public to enjoy them safely?

Ron Dupuis

)? I have been a champion of park service and will continue to advocate for preserving natural areas. For example the Joe MacDonald park on Lasalle Blvd was being looked at for other uses and I supported the park project with my HCI funds for two years to ensure the project was completed.

Jeff Huska

Speak out about issues that endanger green spaces and lobby for increases in parks

Richard Majkot

Dan Melanson

Work with the Ward Councillors to ensure proper decisions are made.

Ed Pokonzie

David Popescu

John Rodriguez

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (a) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget to implement the green space acquisition strategy (b) Policies in the Official Plan to recognize and protect important natural areas (c) Removing the “Laurentian link” road from the Official Plan transportation schedule (d) Re-assessing proposed roads on the Transportation Schedule that impact natural areas

Jean-Raymond Audet

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

Brian Bigger

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

Jeanne Brohart

Unsure I will vote in favour Unsure Unsure

Ron Dupuis

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

Jeff Huska

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

Richard Majkot

Dan Melanson

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

Ed Pokonzie

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

David Popescu

John Rodriguez

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour
Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Jean-Raymond Audet

Sudbury is Known as a Mining Sector since the 1970 Sudbury has done a beautiful job with the help of the federal , provincial and industrial sector to claim back but of its Beauty lost forever but since NAFTA in 1992, the Advance of Libertarian Capitalism which is "Profits at Any Destruction", we might loose Parts of Sudbury Again that took decades to Re-Greeen?

Brian Bigger

I moved to Sudbury, having lived in Oakville, Ontario and St. Albert, Alberta.
In both communities I experienced and enjoyed these livable elements.

Jeanne Brohart

A-Without more info, I would lean toward voting against this. I cannot answer this question properly without knowing how much we are talking about here. We live in a pretty green area compared to most of the world and I don’t know that we need to actually purchase “green space”. Certainly, we can consider a “hands off” for certain areas, but I would not be in favor of having to purchase land for this. I think we can accomplish a great deal without a dedicated acquisition policy like this. Again… I would need numbers here.
B-I would vote in favor. Written policies are in great need in many areas in my opinion and I think that is an excellent place to start. I would vote in favor of starting to establish such policies. Without policies in place, it is very hard to move forward on any initiative. We have to first determine what we want as a community. In talking to people, clearly this is not a priority for many and funds/resources are limited.
C-I realize ski, hiking and running trails are important to students as they need to de-stress. At this time, I am leaning more toward voting in favor of this.
D-My focus has really been with other areas (i.e., problems in building services) and I do not feel I can speak on this issue at this time. Development obviously requires roads and so I would want more info on this one before making a decision. As a new candidate, I am certainly open to hearing both sides of the issue.

Ron Dupuis

Jeff Huska

Richard Majkot

Dan Melanson

D) It would depend on the details and facts.

Ed Pokonzie

The above needs no explanation. The need for Green Space is self evident.

David Popescu

John Rodriguez


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