Water Quality Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. In your view, what are the most important steps the city needs to take to protect water quality?

Tay Butt

City is doing a good job so far in this concern, so City should keep up the good work and invest more into water testing and public awareness not to pollute out water bodies.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

By developing and adopting long term policies-By adopting the concept of existing natural capital valuation .Simply ,by understanding that one policy directly impacts another ,that ecological valuation and benefits must be factored in with the industrial benefits equation when deciding on future projects,policies etc.

Robert McCarthy

Shawn Ouimet

Funding and educating citizens on the importance of our waterways

Candidate name 2. How will you move these forward?

Tay Butt

By supporting more funding for water quality testing.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

By continuing to support an all encompassing natural credit approach to environmental studies: including Ramsey Lake ,Junction Creek study,Ponderosa,trail plans,park development ..etc..and from there adopting policies that make sense and creates balance both from an industrial and ecological perspective.Everything from reducing the amount of salt we use on roads ,upstream development policies,-phosphorous use bylaw was implemented in this term... This concept applies to all facets of this survey. transportation,water quality,natural environment ,climate change ,citizen engagement. Decisons cannot responsibly be made in isolation –ecological benefits lens must be applied to a major projects.

Robert McCarthy

Shawn Ouimet

brought to the schools possible a day or two of classes learning of water pollution and ways to protect and conserve our water.

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (a) Requiring larger shoreline buffers (b) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget to complete priority watershed and subwatershed studies (c) Rejecting development in floodplains and wetlands (d) Adopting higher standards for storm water management, and expanded capacity in vulnerable areas (e) Support for the Vermilion River Stewardship’s opposition of proposed modified run-of-river hydroelectric dams on the Vermilion River

Tay Butt

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Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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Robert McCarthy

Shawn Ouimet

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

Candidate name Explanations

Tay Butt

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

I have added notes of this very interesting concept which is all inclusive really and which applies in one way or another to all questions that you have brought forward in this survey.” Without nature, humans could not survive. Nature provides the raw materials for every product we consume. More importantly, it constantly supplies services that sustain life, such as fresh drinking water, food and clean air. Nature directly affects human wellbeing through its ability to meet a wide variety of human needs, whether from tangible ecological services or from more abstract, psychological connections to nature. Unfortunately, current accounting systems rarely, if ever, account for nature. In fact, we often assume nature provides unlimited resources, such as fisheries, forests and clean drinking water. We act as if the bank of nature has unlimited assets, and we keep making withdrawals as if there is no tomorrow. By accounting for natural capital we can start to align our economic ambitions with our ethical environmental responsibility—to provide future generations with at least the same benefits from nature we enjoy. This is the foundation of sustainability” .-taken from the Natural credit article –CVC/Pembina Institute

Robert McCarthy

Shawn Ouimet


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SustainableTransportationSustainable Transportation
WaterWater Quality
NaturalEnvironmentNatural Environment
LocalFoodLocal Food
CitizenEngagementCitizen Engagement
CitizenEngagementClimate Change