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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]

Making it safer and more convenient to get around the City on foot or with a mobility device, by bike, or on the bus. 

Candidate Name
Chris Bentley very important Ward 6
Jessica Bertrand very important Ward 4
Brian Bigger (incumbent) very important Mayor
Jesse Brooks most important Ward 6
Tay Butt most important Ward 12
Cody Cacciotti most important Mayor
Fern Cormier (incumbent) most important Ward 10
Troy Crowder Mayor
Bill Crumplin very important Mayor
Elizabeth De Luisa very important Ward 11
Jerry Desormeaux most important Ward 5
Denis Ferron most important Ward 10
Rob Franceschini important Ward 8
Leo Frappier - withdrawn Ward 12
Gordon Harris Ward 1
Trinity Mary Hollis Ward 9
Jeff Huska most important Mayor
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) very important Ward 7
Bob Johnston Ward 1
Terry Kett very important Ward 11
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) very important Ward 5
Eric Lachance most important Ward 4
Kevin Lalonde Ward 11
Michel Lalonde very important Ward 5
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) most important Ward 12
René Lapierre (incumbent) very important Ward 6
Ron Leclair Mayor
Bill Leduc Ward 11
John Lindsay very important Ward 11
Frank Mazzuca Jr. Ward 7
Kyle McCall most important Ward 8
Geoff McCausland most important Ward 4
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) most important Ward 9
Dan Melanson very important Mayor
Patricia Mills very important Mayor
Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3
Rodney Newton very important Mayor
Simon Nickson most important Ward 9
Shawn Ouimet most important Ward 12
Justin Pappano very important Ward 1
Mike Petryna Ward 12
J. David Popescu important Mayor
Stefano Presenza Ward 8
Steve Ripley very important Ward 10
André Rivest Ward 6
Don Roy very important Ward 4
Bill Sanders important Mayor
Sharon Scott very important Ward 4
Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1
Al Sizer (incumbent) very important Ward 8
Paul Stopciati Ward 9
Deborah Swyer-Burke very important Ward 7
Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2
Derek Young most important Ward 11

Here are some of our specific priorities that require leadership to implement. Indicate your level of support for:
[“I will champion that” “I will vote in favour”, “I will vote against”, “Unsure”]

Creating a minimum grid of safe connected cycling routes across the city during this term of Council .

Candidate Name
Chris Bentley I will vote in favour Ward 6
Jessica Bertrand I will champion that Ward 4
Brian Bigger (incumbent) I will champion that Mayor
Jesse Brooks Unsure Ward 6
Tay Butt I will champion that Ward 12
Cody Cacciotti I will champion that Mayor
Fern Cormier (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 10
Troy Crowder Mayor
Bill Crumplin I will champion that Mayor
Elizabeth De Luisa I will vote in favour Ward 11
Jerry Desormeaux I will vote in favour Ward 5
Denis Ferron I will vote in favour Ward 10
Rob Franceschini Ward 8
Leo Frappier - withdrawn Ward 12
Gordon Harris Ward 1
Trinity Mary Hollis Ward 9
Jeff Huska I will champion that Mayor
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 7
Bob Johnston Ward 1
Terry Kett I will champion that Ward 11
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 5
Eric Lachance I will champion that Ward 4
Kevin Lalonde Ward 11
Michel Lalonde I will vote in favour Ward 5
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 12
René Lapierre (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 6
Ron Leclair Mayor
Bill Leduc Ward 11
John Lindsay I will vote in favour Ward 11
Frank Mazzuca Jr. Ward 7
Kyle McCall I will champion that Ward 8
Geoff McCausland I will vote in favour Ward 4
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 9
Dan Melanson I will vote in favour Mayor
Patricia Mills I will champion that Mayor
Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3
Rodney Newton I will vote in favour Mayor
Simon Nickson Ward 9
Shawn Ouimet I will champion that Ward 12
Justin Pappano I will vote in favour Ward 1
Mike Petryna Ward 12
J. David Popescu I will vote in favour Mayor
Stefano Presenza Ward 8
Steve Ripley I will champion that Ward 10
André Rivest Ward 6
Don Roy I will vote in favour Ward 4
Bill Sanders I will champion that Mayor
Sharon Scott I will vote in favour Ward 4
Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1
Al Sizer (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 8
Paul Stopciati Ward 9
Deborah Swyer-Burke Unsure Ward 7
Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2
Derek Young I will champion that Ward 11

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”]

Transit action plan; Transit Master Plan; Transportation Demand Management Plan; Complete Streets Policy; Road Safety Audit; Sidewalk Priority Index; sustainable transportation elements of the Transportation Master Plan.

Candidate Name
Chris Bentley I will vote in favour Ward 6
Jessica Bertrand Unsure Ward 4
Brian Bigger (incumbent) I will champion that Mayor
Jesse Brooks I will vote in favour Ward 6
Tay Butt I will champion that Ward 12
Cody Cacciotti I will champion that Mayor
Fern Cormier (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 10
Troy Crowder Mayor
Bill Crumplin I will champion that Mayor
Elizabeth De Luisa I will vote in favour Ward 11
Jerry Desormeaux I will champion that Ward 5
Denis Ferron I will vote in favour Ward 10
Rob Franceschini I will champion that Ward 8
Leo Frappier - withdrawn Ward 12
Gordon Harris Ward 1
Trinity Mary Hollis Ward 9
Jeff Huska I will champion that Mayor
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 7
Bob Johnston Ward 1
Terry Kett I will champion that Ward 11
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 5
Eric Lachance I will champion that Ward 4
Kevin Lalonde Ward 11
Michel Lalonde I will vote in favour Ward 5
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 12
René Lapierre (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 6
Ron Leclair Mayor
Bill Leduc Ward 11
John Lindsay I will vote in favour Ward 11
Frank Mazzuca Jr. Ward 7
Kyle McCall I will champion that Ward 8
Geoff McCausland I will champion that Ward 4
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 9
Dan Melanson I will vote in favour Mayor
Patricia Mills I will champion that Mayor
Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3
Rodney Newton I will vote in favour Mayor
Simon Nickson Ward 9
Shawn Ouimet I will champion that Ward 12
Justin Pappano I will vote in favour Ward 1
Mike Petryna Ward 12
J. David Popescu I will vote in favour Mayor
Stefano Presenza Ward 8
Steve Ripley I will champion that Ward 10
André Rivest Ward 6
Don Roy I will vote in favour Ward 4
Bill Sanders I will vote in favour Mayor
Sharon Scott I will champion that Ward 4
Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1
Al Sizer (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 8
Paul Stopciati Ward 9
Deborah Swyer-Burke I will vote in favour Ward 7
Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2
Derek Young I will champion that Ward 11

Platform statements

Chris Bentley Ward 6

Jessica Bertrand Ward 4

Brian Bigger (incumbent) Mayor

Jesse Brooks Ward 6

“Safe streets and efficient traffic flow are essential to a functional community. I will work to slow traffic on side streets.” “Free bus services.” (for seniors)

From https://www.jessebrooksforward6.com/platform, checked August 14, 2018



Tay Butt Ward 12

Cody Cacciotti Mayor

Fern Cormier (incumbent) Ward 10

Troy Crowder Mayor

Bill Crumplin Mayor

“As a regular user of transit, I know first-hand that we must seek innovative ways to increase its use while addressing transit operator safety. “
“I will insist that we repair and maintain our existing roads before considering major new ones.”
From https://billcrumplinformayor.ca/mayoral-platform/, checked October 12, 2018



Elizabeth De Luisa Ward 11

Jerry Desormeaux Ward 5

“Bring other modes of transportation to our city ie: Uber.”
From http://business.sudbury.com/jerry-desormeaux/ , checked September 7, 2018



Denis Ferron Ward 10

Rob Franceschini Ward 8

“Sidewalks – This has been another topic of concern with the tax payers in Ward 8 in a few areas and something I would like to investigate further so I can get some answers to these questions.”
From https://robfranceschini-ward8.com/, checked October 12, 2018



Leo Frappier - withdrawn Ward 12

Gordon Harris Ward 1

Trinity Mary Hollis Ward 9

Jeff Huska Mayor

“Within the first six months of being elected, Jeff Huska says he will revisit the south end bus route and have Kivi Park added as the last stop on Long Lake Road giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy what the park has to offer.”  “We must encourage healthier lifestyles through healthy living initiatives such as biking and walking trails.”
From https://www.huskaformayor.com, checked August 21, 2018



Mike Jakubo (incumbent) Ward 7

“Better active transportation links, like multi-use pedestrian and cycling paths which will connect Falconbridge, Garson and New Sudbury and a pedestrian trail which will connect Capreol and Hanmer.” “Making smart investments in Public Transit an re-thinking routes and timing to ensure that transit is available when the residents and businesses of Ward 7 most need it.

From http://www.mikejakubo.ca/priorities.htmlchecked September 7, 2018



Bob Johnston Ward 1

Terry Kett Ward 11

For Ward 11 “Repave side streets, sidewalks and bike lanes- a major priority”
From https://terrykett.wixsite.com/ward11, checked October 12, 2018



Robert Kirwan (incumbent) Ward 5

“I know that a lot of my Sudbury constituents use public transit so this is a priority for me moving forward. We need a better service that is even more affordable.”
From http://www.valleyeasttoday.ca/Election%202014/Kirwan%20Robert.htm checked October 12, 2018



Eric Lachance Ward 4

We need a safe means of connecting our various communities together may it be thru bike paths, trails and/or roads.  We have to do better to ensure our citizens aren’t dodging potholes, wondering where pavement markings are, jumping over poorly maintained sidewalk sections or avoiding hypodermic needles.  I understand the importance of building and maintaining sidewalks so our children, seniors and people with limited mobility can have a safe place to travel.  People need to feel safe when getting around and they shouldn’t be afraid of taking a healthy and environmentally friendly transportation alternative.  In Azilda, we should have a sidewalk that goes from the Tim Horton’s all the way to the Lionel Lalonde Centre.”
From https://ericlachance.ca/platform-plateforme, checked Oct. 12, 2018



Kevin Lalonde Ward 11

Michel Lalonde Ward 5

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) Ward 12

René Lapierre (incumbent) Ward 6

“Continue to work toward a speed reduction solution for Elmview drive”
From https://renelapierre.ca/platform, checked October 12, 2018



Ron Leclair Mayor

Bill Leduc Ward 11

“Control traffic throughout the Ward – add stops and speed bumps where necessary.” “Improve safety by adding a crosswalk for seniors at the Westmount Retirement Home”

From http://www.billleduc.ca/, checked October 12, 2018.



John Lindsay Ward 11

Frank Mazzuca Jr. Ward 7

Kyle McCall Ward 8

Updating roads, sidewalks and bike paths for the families and residents that use them every day.” “Hold new developments up to recently adopted complete streets policy. Ensure designs take into account accessibility and are pedestrian friendly”“Ensuring the investment made in the key artery (Lasalle) that runs through the neighbourhoods of New Sudbury creates a corridor that is safe, pedestrian friendly, and attractive.”
From https://www.mccallward8.com/platform/, checked October 12, 2018



Geoff McCausland Ward 4

“I will advocate for smarter transit.”
“I will advocate investing in sustainable infrastructure by looking at long-term planning, and limiting infrastructure expansion until we can fix what is already in use today. “
From https://geoffmccausland.com/platform, checked October 12, 2018



Deb McIntosh (incumbent) Ward 9

“Roadways: The community is asking the municipality to “fix the roads.” We will continue our road investments while balancing the needs of all road users.” “Public Transit: We will act on our Transit Action Plan and roll out an effective transit system which will improve access to employment opportunities, community resources, recreational activities and medical care.” “Walking and Cycling: Building on the successes of the last four years, more children will be able to walk or cycle to school or a playground; more older adults will be able to walk to shopping or a bus stop.”

From http://debmcintosh.ca, checked September 9, 2018.



Dan Melanson Mayor

Patricia Mills Mayor

Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3

Rodney Newton Mayor

Simon Nickson Ward 9

Shawn Ouimet Ward 12

Justin Pappano Ward 1

Mike Petryna Ward 12

J. David Popescu Mayor

Stefano Presenza Ward 8

“Improving Transit Routes & Bus Stops (cleared snow, sheltered areas)”
From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, checked August 14, 2018



Steve Ripley Ward 10

André Rivest Ward 6

Don Roy Ward 4

Bill Sanders Mayor

Sharon Scott Ward 4

Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1

Al Sizer (incumbent) Ward 8

“Continue plans for work on a “complete street” model providing for all types of transportation – walking, cycling and vehicles.”

From http://www.alsizerward8.ca/platform.html, checked August 14, 2018



Paul Stopciati Ward 9

Deborah Swyer-Burke Ward 7

Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2

Derek Young Ward 11

Promoting the objectives of the complete streets policy in new commercial and residential development.”
From http://derekyoungward11.wixsite.com/website/platform, checked September 7, 2018