Natural Environment Survey Questions Summary

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

Matt Alexander

I’ll work with developers prior to the submission of a development application to identify areas that are appropriate for recreation and conservation uses. We can use parkland dedication policies in collaboration with residents and stewardship groups to set aside sensitive lands from development.

John Antonioni

Sudbury’s citizens have a connection to then natural environment that remains a source of pride and individualization. Development, however, is required as this city takes its rightful place as then central hub in Northern Ontario. Developmental issues typically are associated with impacts on watershed but are not necessarily limited there. I will employ all input from the community, environmental champions and development sponsors in order to source proactive, mutually beneficial solutions. I sense that too often, the relationship between community, government and the municipality have been coloured by a culture that is less complimentary but has become confrontational, if not conspirational. I would develop and encourage relationships that are more partnership oriented. Furthermore. I would hold development accountable for implementing agreed upon ‘green’ solution sets within an appropriate timeline.

Jean-Raymond Audet

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

Robin Auger

We must listen to both sides of this issue when we look at development to ensure we are balancing environmental needs and developmental needs so in other words develop wisely. In my opinion many times when these areas clash there is a compromise that can be found if you truly look at the issues from a logical frame of mind.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

The Green Space Advisory Committee and other groups do us all well by studying these issues and bringing recommendations to council. We need to support their expertise.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Restrict development in those areas that could affect water, trees and wildlife.

Fernand Bidal

Make sure that the developers respect the natural enviroments.

Brian Bigger

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

Mike Bleskie

Looking at the patterns of our residential development, we need to look at the prioritization of infilling and more effectively utilizing existing residential space so that we do not use up our green spaces and keep building new roads.

Kevin Brault

Calgary is a great example of green planing right now and we should be looking at that. Keeping industries out of sensitive areas (ei: no chemical plants built on rivers), promote green building and living.

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!

Tay Butt

I will work closely with developer and study their plans to make sure if enough precautions have been taken care of to preserve natural environment.

Fern Cormier

Stronger by-laws and building codes (where applicable)

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Healthy Community Strategy

Gordon Drysdale

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.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

The development in Sudbury is essential as well as protection of the environment, we are fortunate to have solid rock in a majority of the boundaries in our city, I would encourage the development in those areas and leave the fragile ecosystem alone and protected. A foundation on rock is always a better foundation so we should encourage those areas for development.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

By working very closely with all parties making educated and well informed decisions together. We must sit at the same table to understand the priorities each party brings forward but everyone agreeing on common goals for success.

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.

Mike Jakubo

More development is badly needed in our City, but not at the expense of the environment. There are endless areas for development that do not have a negative impact on the environment. Develop in those areas and ensure that planning department and committee uses an environmental checklist with industrial developments to make sure that harmful run-off is properly diverted and managed.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

We need to work on solid waste diversion with a five year plan to reach 67% waste diversion from our landfills with combination of policies and a public education program which will include increasing the green box usage as close to 100% as possible and reducing the bag limit.

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

Development is important for the increase in assessment it brings and the ultimate ability of the related taxes to maintain reasonable tax increases. The overall value of development has to be assessed for environmental effects before we consider the value of the increase in assessment. Dollars can be far more easily replaced that can the environment.

Robert Kirwan

Our city is having problems growing. We are aggressively promoting more growth and development and we want more businesses to locate in Sudbury to create more jobs which will in turn require more housing development and subdivisions. At the same time, we don’t want to destroy the reason why most people wanted to live in this area in the first place. People value the natural environment, so we don’t want to ruin it with development and industrial parks. Recognizing this, we must be always cognizant of the impact proposed developments will have on sustainable transportation and water quality, while also being aware that we have a growing demand to reduce spending to lower taxes. Planning is necessary in order to balance the needs of both and we just need to establish a long-term vision so that all decisions must fit within that vision.

Mathieu Labonté

By pushing to curb Sudbury's outwards development and promote the redevelopment of existing properties in town, I would hope to reduce the development of natural lands. It is silly to have large development towards the outer edges of town while at the same time buildings are being torn down and empty lots are left in the downtown and Lloyd/Kingsway area.

Vincent Lacroix

Again public input is essential,research other municipalities.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

Advocate for a sustainable plan policy for construction(green streets concept)/continue to support and advocate for responsible stormwater mgt-LIDS (low impact development-permeable pavers for one-)best practices,persue developper accountablity through mitigation timeline policy(ongoing) ..please refer to natural credit valuation concept.above. By keeping our OP in tune with evolving philosophies-ie Loach rd, Maley and Montrose connector.

René Lapierre

Greater Sudbury is large in geography. I will endeavour to push for more economic development but at the same time work with the natural environment to ensure that we keep our lakes and waterways healthy and sustainable for many years to come. Working with the professionals who have the knowledge of what is the best balance as well as working in conjunction with the provincial rules and regulations of the MNR as a team we will be able to find solutions to balance development and natural environment protection

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

Through the identification of green belts

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Make sure green park areas accessible to all citizens.

John Lundrigan

Its rather hard to strike this balance, however I will work with developers and community to try and find a common ground.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

Development is definitely required for economic prosperity and diversity. However, we should not lose sight of the importance of safeguarding our natural habitats and resources in the rush to develop. Studies of environmental impact and open, transparent consultation with the public will be how I balance development with environmental protection.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

By working with the developers and the community to ensure we make the best use of our land resource while protecting our natural resource.

Dan Melanson

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

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

This, for me, goes hand in hand with protecting Greater Sudbury's waterways and drinking water. I will work to move Greater Sudbury forward with green initiatives, and help build a culture that encourages green-energy industries to invest here.

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Work with the developers plans make sure there is a certain percentage of green space and or parks in those plans and have that green area a time line to be developed.

Joseph Palmateer

By doing the best we can, to support a re-greening initiative, where privious greenery is replaced with equal or greater amounts, within a specified time period.
Also to have natural water ways be protected as much as possible without infringing too much on other peoples rights.

Gerry Perras

Sudbury needs to establish dedicated no development areas or green areas. These would be areas that impact greatly on watershed.

Hannu Piironen

Most development will impact the natural environment. One way to protect the existing undeveloped areas is to focus on using existing road, sewer and water infrastructure as much as possible. We should encourage infilling and densification. This will result in the most efficient use of our resources both financial and environmental. Our transportation system would benefit. We could encourage more walking, more cycling and using of public transit.

Ed Pokonzie

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

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Professional consultation with environmental parties working together with outdoor physical fitness groups would be an ideal way to ensure both are developed in an efficient manner.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

By working with developers at the planning stage to ensure sensitivity for green areas

Steve Ripley

Eco-tourism,introducing other cultures in heavily polluted countries to our aspiration to re-green our local ecosystem.Bring forward money saving green energy to reduce carbon footprint starting with Tom Davies Square.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

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.

Sidney Shapiro

I think that we need to have natural areas, and respect those boundaries when they are close to development. While I understand the need for the city to grow, we have to maintain a careful balance to preserve the beauty of the city.

Mark Signoretti

I will make sure that development is regulated so any program must keep in mind the environment issues and make sure they are addressed before the development happens. Also there are place where development can happen in our city that won't disrupt our natural environment.

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

By making sure that current and any future development does not infringe upon our natural enviroment

Chris Spry

By preserving existing leisure lands as well as insisting recreational opportunities be included and built-in to any future developments.

Paul Stopciati

We have to follow the proper procedures with our Developers to make sure our natural environment is protected.

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

These issues should be balanced by a prioritization model and aggressive grant seeking federally and provincially.

Dan Xilon

I would strive to ensure that any development was meeting its greenspace requirements and consider expanding such requirements as necessary

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)?

Matt Alexander

Ward 1 is lucky to have several undeveloped hills in our neighbourhoods. These hills provide scenic lookouts, but they are not accessible to all residents. I’ll work with property owners to set aside areas for public enjoyment and install ramps or stairs to improve accessibility.

John Antonioni

I will promote then acquisition of green and open spaces, particularly those of high ecological and recreational potential - especially in waterfront areas for the benefit of public enjoyment. Furthermore, development occurring where green-space is required – development partners should be mandated to build-in adequate green space and recreational areas for community use and benefit. I would love to see further acquisition of Ramsey Lake islands as potential opportunities for seasonal parklands and natural areas.

Jean-Raymond Audet

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

Robin Auger

We here in Greater Sudbury have some of the nicest natural spaces, especially in the outlying areas. It is important in my mind to encourage our younger citizens and find ways to get them out to experience nature how its meant to be. As a council it can be a part of our mandate to help in findings ways to get children and young adults interested in our natural areas which can include developing interactive programs at some at some natural areas such as Ramsey Lake or Lake Laurentian.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

This remains a priority ,but, going hand in hand is also identifying areas where the city may divest itself of some parks etc to make others better. That unfortunately is reality.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

When and where if I ever see these proposals, I will judge the merit and proceed using the available tools at my disposal. I enjoy the outdoors in all four seasons and love our area.

Fernand Bidal

I think that parks in ward 6 are above the norm of the city but we lack more trail development.By town hall meetings the community will help to give me direction to bring to council.

Brian Bigger

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

Mike Bleskie

Procurement targets must be advanced within the budget balance, and increased education efforts around our greenspace must be pursued with the goal of creating a greater spirit of stewardship, conservation, and healthy use.

Kevin Brault

Community engagement is key, as well as restructuring the HCI to provide funds to parks and trail systems for upgrade and expansion.

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?

Tay Butt

I will study both and come up with a balance not to disturb either.

Fern Cormier

I want to promote more community gardens in Ward 10. They have been well received where they exist and there are opportunities here to expand on this.

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Master plan within the Ward 8 system and beyond -Private- Public partnerships

Gordon Drysdale

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.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

Our parks and natural areas are for our use and therefore we must have community involvement and have a committee of local citizens to help in creating a sustainable plan for the needs of the citizens and help service and protect these areas, once destroyed they are gone forever.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Ward 9 has two Community Action Network groups (city groups funded). Each is very unique with their areas needs. A new Richard Lake McFarlane Lake Valley CAN should be established with a mandate to address and action a protection program for green space while maintaining their watershed stewardship status and historical successes.

Jeff Huska

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

Mike Jakubo

Ward 7 has a great opportunity to add to the Junction Creek walking path system from the beginning of the creek in Garson to connect with the paths on the south side of Maley Drive. This would build our parks system bringing it closer to nature. The whole ward also has a wonderful series of green spaces that need more attention and maintenance whether they are parks, playgrounds or paths. If we build something we need to make sure we take care of it.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

The panel's work was so very well done! Council must allocate annual funds to ensure the recommendations are met

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

I have had difficulty in finding local champions to promote and move this forward. I have begun to approach businesses with the idea of asking them to become more involved in their community and promote a more attractive, safer, healthier community.

Robert Kirwan

In relation to the points made above, I think that the time may have come for us to examine our long standing desire to “fill in” land space that we already have when it comes to development. I think it makes far more sense from an environmental point of view to leave our natural space that exists close to the core of the former City of Sudbury and begin to encourage development in the outlying areas. For example, if you build the Maley Drive extension, you will be encouraging the development of houses north of the development in the New Sudbury area to reach out to the new Maley Drive road. That will destroy the natural environment closest to the city core. However, if you build the Barrydowne Extension to Hanmer, you will be encouraging more development in Valley East and Capreol without destroying a lot of natural environment in the meantime. There are numerous examples of this throughout the region where we can start to encourage outside development instead of forcing development to take place closest to the central part of the city. The current policy may result in less costly infrastructure, but if we destroy our environment, no one is going to want to live here anyway.

Mathieu Labonté

Vincent Lacroix

Continue to work with CAN

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

Again by looking a the whole picture(which I have done since 2007) of what we have,what we need , where can it go and what the impact will be.Balancing ecological,quality of life and financial implications and community engagement.

René Lapierre

I will need to do more research to provide a proper answer for this question

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

Gather support from residents, private sector, Provincial Federal Government and their agencies.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Work with groups in each area to provide a long range plan to protect the green park concept in the Official Plan.Smaller green walkways connecting city streets are essential in the City.More parks needed in all areas of City including outlying areas.

John Lundrigan

I will bring together local Ward 5 community groups and school. We will engage in education and awareness with respect to the changing needs of the community.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

I would seek out input from the public in my Ward and determine a fair and equitable strategy for improving protection and access to natural parks and areas. It would require a community-based approach with assistance from the city.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

As a former member of the Green Space Advisory Panel, I work to incorporate the recommendations of the Green Space Plan into the Official Plan.

Dan Melanson

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

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Collaborative partnerships with the stakeholders is the most effective way to solve these issues. The biggest resource in a community is citizen support and interest. I will work to ensure effective and collaborative communication between the city and all of the stakeholders so that strategies can be developed that ensure green spaces, parks, conservation areas, etc. are protected and nurtured.

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

I would like firstly to understand the "gaps" in parks services, before I could honestly answer this question. I do know that my family enjoy walks in the various parks throughout the city, so I do know that I would like to protect the areas we have and possibly increase the green space that we have in ward 12.

Joseph Palmateer

Natural areas which fall under public property such as wetlands, continue or start to have designated areas off limits to heavy public intrusion and set aside solely for wildlife alone with limited access to the public .
Work with Park officials to see how services can be improved within the park system.

Gerry Perras

Taking inventory of areas that deeply affect wateshed that are owned by the city and dedicate some or all as green areas. Also take inventory of Provincial and Federal areas that could be established as green areas and start the process.

Hannu Piironen

Ward 10 is blessed with a lot green space and parkland both publically and privately owned. There are policies in place to acquire green space when it becomes available adjacent to existing parkland and in conjunction with certain developments. I would be very supportive of acquiring more land for public use especially around the creeks running through the Ward and where there are trails and bicycle paths passing over private property.

Ed Pokonzie

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

I would work with the local Community Action Network to listen to their findings, the ideas of the residents, and ensure that meetings are effective at this level in terms of participation and sharing of ideas.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Protect Oak Forest and Blueberry Hill

Steve Ripley

Our parks are our jewels and must be protected and improved by encouraging natural beautification.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

Sidney Shapiro

Work with local groups and the city to keep the natural areas preserved and well maintained. Walking trail maintenance is a good example of this.

Mark Signoretti

I will work hard to get involved with Green Space Advisory Panel and champion these projects in my Ward. Ward 1.

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

By expanding our current parks services were possible and not allowing new development in our existing natural areas

Chris Spry

By meeting with those with expertise to identify which areas are priority areas and which are the most immediate need of preservation or upgrading.

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

England started the concept of having parks for leisure and enjoyment of the “common man” meaning those who are not royalties and the like.
I will champion opportunities not just for Ward 10 but for other wards in the Greater Sudbury.
We can designate protected areas free from future developments.

Dan Xilon

I would review all present plans and work closely with the Advisory Panel and Parks department to see how best these areas may be protected.

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

Matt Alexander

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

John Antonioni

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

Jean-Raymond Audet

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

Robin Auger

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

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

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

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

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

Fernand Bidal

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

Mike Bleskie

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

Kevin Brault

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

Jeanne Brohart

Unsure I will vote in favour Unsure Unsure

Tay Butt

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

Fern Cormier

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

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

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

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

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

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

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

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

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

Jeff Huska

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

Mike Jakubo

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

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

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

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

Unsure Unsure I will vote in favour Unsure

Robert Kirwan

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

Mathieu Labonté

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

Vincent Lacroix

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

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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

René Lapierre

Unsure I will vote in favour Unsure Unsure

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

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

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

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

John Lundrigan

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

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

Unsure I will vote in favour Unsure Unsure

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

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

Dan Melanson

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

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

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

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

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

Joseph Palmateer

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

Gerry Perras

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

Hannu Piironen

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

Ed Pokonzie

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

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

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

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Unsure I will champion that Unsure Unsure

Steve Ripley

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

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

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

Sidney Shapiro

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

Mark Signoretti

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

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

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

Chris Spry

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

Paul Stopciati

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

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

I will champion that I will champion that Unsure

Dan Xilon

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

Candidate name Explanations

Matt Alexander

A – There are instruments available to the city to require development proponents to protect or contribute funds towards the protection of green spaces. This means using municipal funds is not the only option, and I’d like to look at all opportunities to move forward with the strategy.
B – The whole purpose of adopting an official plan is to identify the area that are most- and least-appropriate for development. We need to ensure we stick with the plan to achieve our objectives.
C – The “Laurentian Link” would transform Loach’s Road from a residential street to a congested arterial road. For that reason alone I will not support punching a road through to Laurentien University. Instead, I would support improving Loach’s Road for cycling to provide a safe and effective alternative to Paris street for residents in the South End. I would also like to look at providing a bus-only roadway along this route to make transit a more viable option for students, workers and profs.
D – New roads can only be justified where they support sustainable financial growth in the city. If a new road can’t pay for itself through increased assessment then it should not be built. Roads planned through wetlands, conservation areas or floodplains cannot be supported by development along those routes and should be removed from the transportation master plan.

John Antonioni

While I understand that the Laurentian Link Road is a controversial element in Sudbury’s growth, and I fully understand and use the natural trails and green-space in this area, we must find agreed upon solutions that develop transportation conduits that connect all residents throughout Sudbury and ensure that everyone has more than adequate and failsafe access to emergency services and transportation elemants.

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?

Robin Auger

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

D-Somewhat in favour , but, this is a balancing act

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Fernand Bidal

2(d)I will vote in favor if the proceeding are not already to advance.

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.

Mike Bleskie

Funding must always be balanced with the available revenues, in order to take on even more green space. We will hopefully stay on target with the acquisition strategy's current progress.

Kevin Brault

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.

Tay Butt

Fern Cormier

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

I am a canadian certified playground inspector CPSI and have helped in developing play spaces for children, i know the importance and need for these spaces to help the children get outdoors and keep physically fit and appreciate the outdoors and nature. i love the idea of new splash pads around our community, the children love these and it keeps them active. I will champion a such project immediately.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Jeff Huska

Mike Jakubo

(a)Only on a capital project basis as this strategy should already be employed by the planning department (d) If there is no way to safely ensure the protection of the natural environment.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

A-Would depend on where it is found. Some areas of our city have far more green space
than found elsewhere and there are areas that lack green space
D-Would have to see which roads are being discussed.

Robert Kirwan

Mathieu Labonté

Vincent Lacroix

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

Queston (c) is area specific and limiting.There is also the Montrose /Maley drive connector which is driven by the OP and dates back to 1965-.It has been recognized(EA) to have a negative impact on the neighborhood ,plans forge ahead however.The OP(TS) needs to be reevalauted with today's view of the city ..We(residents of New Sudbury-Ward 12)would appreciate having this road connector included in your survey as a question –as Loach<s rd.and certainly as part of the Good Green Towne Hall meeting..We continue to battle this outdated model and would appreciate your support.

René Lapierre

I chose unsure for a few of these questions as I would require more information to ensure that my final decision is one that I make after I am well informed.

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

John Lundrigan

Once again there are a few issues I will need more education on. I will not pretend to have an answer if I am not aware of the issue. I am not saying I am for or against these issues, I just need to me informed as to them.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

Dan Melanson

D) It would depend on the details and facts.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Joseph Palmateer

Again I keep coming back to the rights of private land owners... The University would directly have to be involved in such a decision if it involves their property. Usually common ground can be forged by working with the University and the community, as to find a way which can benefit all, but in the end.. private property is private property. Only when something directly physically affects your property do to what happens on theirs, creating a health issue, should the city get involved.

Gerry Perras

Hannu Piironen

C-Any new road that would pass through this area would only be done so with the consultation of stakeholders which would include the people who live in the area, users of the land, environmental groups. There is currently only one access road to Laurentian University and beyond. There may be valid safety and planning factors that would necessitate an alternate access route. I do not believe that any road is an immediate concern since it is in the 20 year plan and is not under active consideration at this time.
D-I would suppose most new roads would impact on natural areas. There should be l review of environmental impact before new road is built, especially if some large span of time has passed since the initial assessment.

Ed Pokonzie

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

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

n/a

Steve Ripley

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

Sidney Shapiro

Mark Signoretti

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

Chris Spry

A-would prefer to see financials and the dedicated plan per Ward or location.
C-would need to see evidence and plan from all stakeholders involved.
D– would support this inquiry and study into this topic.

These are all great ideas, however I will need to see evidence and data from all sides before committing to any solid decision for or against.

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

A-I will champion that, put a hold on the frenzy for land acquisition by the City and divert this towards green space acquisition.
C-I am not current on this matter but I do support a plan or option that considers the current situation of Ramsey Lake Road (I use this road everyday) that it does not have capacity to serve the current (and increasing) traffic associated with the University, Kirkwood Place, St. Joseph Villa, The Hospice and residents. It will not be able to handle a disaster.

Dan Xilon


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