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?

Matt Alexander

The most important steps for protecting water quality is to reduce run-off into our stormdrains, renaturalize our shorelines and over time work towards replacing septic systems on Ramsay Lake with piped municipal services.

John Antonioni

Ramsey Lake is in my Ward and therefore, I’ll focus on issues of Ramsey Lake. The greatest threat to Ramsey in the increasing phosphorous injection into the lake. Much of this is untreated road runoff, particularly through Frobisher Creek. Furthermore, septic beds and tanks of those living on the lake may require further upgrades.

Jean-Raymond Audet

Move the CPR Rail Yard and Line that run along Ramsey Lake out of Town!

Robin Auger

Something we should all be more conscious of but are not. It is my opinion that we should limiting or regulating the motorized vehicles on Ramsey lake in the summer. Ramsey lake is the biggest source of drinking water in our city and it is very counterintuitive to allow several gas driven vehicles to run in the lake. No matter how efficient the motor is a gas powered water vehicle always leaves pollution in the water behind as well as emissions that go into the air. It is also my opinion that blue green algae will be one of the biggest problems to face our lakes as it has already shown how invasive and harmful it can be, we have to find a way to address this problem now before it becomes impossible to control.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

Continue to work with Lake Stewardships, the Lake Advisory Panel, Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance , city staff and other community experts in collaborative manner to educate our residents on healthy choices.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Always first is the idea that everyone should protect our water (educate public). The city's responsibility is to plan, manage and enforce regulations in regards to our water.

Fernand Bidal

Around lakes and rivers we have to encourage the health unit to be more aggressive in inspecting field beds.Making sure are storm sewers are filtered properly before entering are waters.

Brian Bigger

Watershed Studies must be conducted and properly funded. There must be better
management of storm water, which is critical and must be looked at immediately. This
would have huge impact to our water bodies.

Mike Bleskie

We must look at the practical methods to manage and mitigate existing issues facing our water, such as building infrastructure with water retention and flow in mind, as well as removing risk factors.

Kevin Brault

Ensuring our treatment centres methods of operation are up to date. Examining what we add to the water, fluoride comes to mind and seeing if we really need to be adding these things. Water from the treatment plant must be at acceptable modern levels. Secondly we need to ensure or rivers and streams aren't contaminated, by faulty septic systems that leak into the soil and down to the water table.

Jeanne Brohart

Industrial pollution runoff is in my opinion the main issue facing this municipality when it comes to water quality. That said, I believe enforcement of the Clean Water Act of 2006 is key.

Having experienced problems with city hall, I requested a copy of methods, procedures, policies at building services. These documents, I posted online at : http://www.majorstructuraldefect.com/scandal_085.htm

On p. 209 (“methods and procedures”) clearly indicated that the Ministry of the Environment (MEO) had jurisdiction over anything built near bodies of water/shorelines. Note that trailer parks were often found near shorelines. Yet, as evidenced in an email dated September 2009, provided in the “policies” documentation for CGS Building Services, on p. 89, it appeared to be only in September of 2009 that CGS realized trailer parks fell under the jurisdiction of the MOE. Per an email I received from the MOE, this policy had been in place since 1998! Thus, it took CGS over 10 years to “figure it out”. Perhaps this was due to the fact that their “methods and procedures” were so totally outdated – and now – the environment had clearly been put at risk also due to what, in our opinion, was total negligence and flouting of the law by CGS when it came to the municipality understanding its role in matters pertaining to water quality! A complete analysis of methods, procedures, policies at City of Greater Sudbury building services was completed by me and provided to the the entire legislature of Ontario because what I saw was so horrendous when it came to enforcement of the law in even the most basic of issues. This complete analysis is provided at: http://www.majorstructuraldefect.com/scandal_085.htm under a link called: THE EYE OPENING (bottom left of screen). This is definitely worth a read for anyone with an interest in such issues as the city’s role in water quality issues.

Algea blooms are clearly a current problem in the city even though such blooms have been documented in Canada for over 100 years. We need to make sure phosphates from detergents and fertilizers (known to contribute to such blooms) are not entering our waterways.

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.

Fern Cormier

Implement the treatment of storm sewer water and incorporate that into all new development. Try to implement mandatory maintenance of septic systems.

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Awareness and tough policies inluding user fines...

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

Ice fishing is one area that leaves a lot of human waste and we need to protect our lakes. We need to make sure that we have boat wash stations at our lakes to keep the blue green algae from being spread between lakes.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

The city needs to protect our water quality through management programs and source protection and also provide policies procedures and controls.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Municipal water sources are protected by the Policies under the Clean Water Act and the City will be taking over the regulations to protect our municipal drinking water. However, there is no protection for the 17-20% of households on their own private systems for drinking & household water. Serious times are ahead if we do not enforce a City Bylaw addressing threats like old or not properly maintained septic systems. I would bring to City Council a formal Motion to protect not only the health of our residents but the health of our watersheds.

Jeff Huska

Watershed studies in Ramsey and surrounding lakes are implemented and more importantly acted upon. I believe this is an ongoing process.

Mike Jakubo

We must ensure that contaminated run off into our lakes and rivers, particularly those we draw drinking water from, is minimized.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

The key is to implement a watershed-based management program so as enable us to reform water governance. My motion to complete a watershed study of Lake Ramsey was only the first step.

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

The city must priorize the completion of the StormWater Management Study and analyze the effects of all developments against the maintenance or improvement of lake water quality. There are currently several hundred thousand dollars dedicated to the completion of these studies but we need to clearly define when, and where these studies will be available and whether further funding should be dedicated this year. It is essential that we have the ability to measure the effects of any further developments and be completely sure that all future developments be evaluated for storm water control and the overall effect of the development.

Robert Kirwan

We must start conserving water as much as possible and put an end to the use of hazardous products in our residential and commercial sectors of the community. We must also take care to reduce the recreational use of boats on our lakes and rivers. Anything the city can do to encourage people to cease contributing to the pollution of our water supply is important to the long term protection of our water quality. It is important to have a program of testing of the water quality in our lakes and rivers so that we can take positive steps to deal with problems as soon as they are detected.

Mathieu Labonté

The city took a great step by restricting phosphorus fertilizer use, but now it needs to continue on that path, find ways to enforce the bylaw itself, as well as adopting larger shoreline buffers.

Vincent Lacroix

Continue with public input by our citizens.

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.

René Lapierre

I believe we need to ensure that the current water ways we utilise remain in good health. We must minimize the amount of run off from storm drains returning into our lake without by ensuring better filtration.

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

Polluter pays for damages caused through negligence to our waterways. Water treatment plants are in compliance with Ontario drinking water standards.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Reduce the use of fertilizers that increase phosphates and nitrogen.Simple filtration using sand/gravel to contain runoff in order to prevent debris running into lakes etc.
Review flow of runoff and catch basins in order to implement simple filtration methods as outlined.

John Lundrigan

Education and commitment. We must learn to understand our fragile water eco-systems and by doing so we will make smarter and more resilient decisions on Water Quality.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

Limiting motorboat useage and ensuring runoff from industrial and agricultural areas is monitored and treated

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

Mandate regular septic bed pumping
Mandate vegetative buffers along the shores of all water bodies.

Dan Melanson

Implement the same storm water and surface run off water catchment, retention and treatment on Lake Ramsay watershed as has already been completed on Lake Nepahwin.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Protecting all of our waterways is vital to the health of our citizens, and our community. All development must ensure that it has as minimum an environmental impact as possible. Infrastructure that protects our waterways from residential and storm run-off needs to be as effective as possible, and meet environmental needs. Future development must not move forward without complete information on environmental impacts.

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Funding and educating citizens on the importance of our waterways

Joseph Palmateer

Replace old decaying water mains / pipes in prior sequence to street resurfacing. Also promote water and shoreline cleanup through voluteer activities and back to work programs, while increasing stiffer penalties for persons caught throwing trash anywhere else, other than a waste basket.

Gerry Perras

We need to identify the poluters and set fines and restitution fees to for clean ups.

Hannu Piironen

One of the most important steps is to complete Watershed studies of our significant lakes beginning with Ramsey Lake. We need to create scientific bench marks so we will be able determine if efforts and policies adopted are making progress toward improving water quality. Phosphates and other contaminants must be prevented as much s possible from entering our water systems. Storm water run off should be controlled by catch basins and natural filtration should be utilized as methods of water cleansing before it reaches our lakes. Septic systems and field beds must be inspected by the proper authorities to ensure that they are up to code and operating properly and not leaching pollutants into the waters.
I am also concerned about the transport of crude oil and other dangerous toxic chemicals by rail through our community and especially within metres of Ramsey Lake. We should know what types of cargos are carried through our City and we should have plans in place to deal with what would be an environmental catastrophe in the event of a derailment near Lake Ramsey. In the longer term we should work towards moving the rail lines and yards to a safer area.

Ed Pokonzie

Keep them clean.

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

The Northern Water Sports Centre is currently in the works on Ramsey, and it is a great idea to bring all aquatic clubs together to promote activities. It is crucial that we ensure that our lakes and drinking water remains sustainable.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Scrub watershed effluent before it enters our lakes

Steve Ripley

Identify causes of pollution and natural issues caused by the affecting contributors(runoff, over-fertilization and field bed leeching) and eliminate them

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

a) Where septic tanks are near water bodies, ensure regular inspections to make sure no leaching occurs.

b) An education program that emphasizes non-usage of pesticides or other products containing chemicals conducive to the growth of blue green algae.

Sidney Shapiro

I think the city (and public health) do a great job testing, cleaning, and monitoring water quality and safety. I think we can get citizens more involved, and made more aware of their environmental impact on our water.

Mark Signoretti

The most important steps the city needs to take to protect water quality is to make sure that don't allow development close to water ways ie industry and make sure that garbage is not deposited in our lakes and waterways.

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

We must monitor our current water supply on a regular basis to insure its quality and safety.

Chris Spry

We need to focus on what is causing blue green algae and pollution and enforce a way to minimize it

Paul Stopciati

We must continue to protect our water quality by working with staff and reviewing recommendations put forward. Road drainage is a key concern.

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

POLLUTION!!!

Dan Xilon

Better enforcement of the protective polices already in place and proper monitoring of conditions.

Candidate name 2. How will you move these forward?

Matt Alexander

I’ll move these forward by working with residents in Ward 1 to build rain gardens on public and private property, support the creation of a development permit system similar to that in place in Lake of Bays to require shoreline rehabilitation as a condition for planning approvals, and support long-term infrastructure planning.

John Antonioni

Significant environmental impact studies in road development around lake areas must be undertaken. Ways to mitigate the number of lanes in development must be undertaken and diversionary and runoff treatment options must be priced and discussed in open Council.

Those with field beds operating in close proximity to lakes must have them inspected and operating properly.

Jean-Raymond Audet

Ask the CPR, Ask the Federal Government, Petition Them and if this does not work, Protest and to see if the Municipality with the Provincial Help might take legal action?

Robin Auger

I will bring to council the issue with motorized vehicles on Ramsay lake as well as bring up the need for our City to look into what can be done to address blue green algae. Blue green algae will be in my view one of the biggest threats to local lakes and drinking water in the future and we should proactively be searching for solutions now to stay ahead of the problem.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

I have championed many efforts and will continue to do so.Our residents are our strength.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

We have to make people understand that the responsibility is not only on the city, we have to do our share to protect the environment. We scream at the blue algae and I have walked the beaches of our city and it is disgusting how people can make a beautiful site look like a dump site.

Fernand Bidal

By intruducing policy that enforce these ideas.

Brian Bigger

These topics will be brought forward for debate and discussion as a priority when I am
Mayor

Mike Bleskie

Real targets such as the amount of buffer zones along lakes, the creation of new water diversion tactics like "garden drains" and green culverts, and further the cause of streets that do not retain water.

Kevin Brault

Treatment plants should receive a full in house review of their practices. As for septic tanks the big thing there is public awareness and perhaps a reporting system for neighbours who can smell that someone on their street has a malfunctioning system

Jeanne Brohart

We need to ensure laws are followed when it comes to the Clean Water Act. Not even knowing what falls within one’s jurisdiction for over 10 years is completely unacceptable. I have already spent well over 5,000 hours and thousands of dollars documenting my issues with the municipality with various levels and agencies at both the provincial and federal levels. If I am running for mayor now, it is to help expose some of these very issues which in my opinion have been hidden for too long from taxpayers and residents who become the ultimate victims of poor management in city hall.

Tay Butt

By supporting more funding for water quality testing.

Fern Cormier

Fight for/support funding requests for these and other measures as needed.

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Healthy Community Strategy

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

As Mayor I will bring this forward to council and look at banning ice fishing on Ramsey Lake as well as installation of the boat washing stations.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

Proposing a water quality and management board with experts in this field that report to council with reccomendations for policies and procedures.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Serious times are ahead if we do not enforce a City Bylaw addressing threats like old especially on non properly maintained septic systems. I would bring to City Council a formal Motion to protect not only the health of our residents but the health of our watersheds.
Mandatory septic bump outs every 5 years is what will be required.

Jeff Huska

Insure annual funding, implement educational tools for the public, marine vehicle wash stations.

Mike Jakubo

For existing developments within lake and river catch basins, we must ensure that proper educational materials and information is passed along to residents and businesses. For new developments, we can ensure that an environmental assessment by the Nickel District Conservation Authority is maintained as part of the planning process to ensure that all potential situations are considered and clearance is given before building starts.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

we need to continue funding new watershed studies as each study is completed

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

This must be moved forward by questioning the timetable for the studies and also by being more critical when it comes to planning decisions on related water shed.

Robert Kirwan

I will first of all make sure that our city is being a good role model in demonstrating to our residents the adoption of the most visible and effective conservation efforts. I will also see if I can convince Council to provide special grants and incentives to encourage residents to adopt good practices in their own homes and property. This will include everything from replacing worn out septic systems, planting trees and shrubs, using green products around the home, and reducing the consumption of water on lawns, washing cars, etc. While we cannot pay for all of the upgrades, we may be able to offer other incentives that have a high value to residents and a low cost to the city.

Mathieu Labonté

Vincent Lacroix

Introduce a motion on clean potable water

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.

René Lapierre

I would like to work with expert in this area of expertise, to make suggestions that I could bring back to council in order to make a decision together as a team in order to maximise the plan’s efficacy.

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

Public information on the importance of protecting our water ways for future generations.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Set up a review process to go over existing procedures used to prevent runoff.A committee of interested citizens would be formed to implement simple ideas used in other areas of the world.

John Lundrigan

I will commit to following the recommendations of the Nickel District Conservation Authority Source Protection Plan.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

By receiving reports from the Wetlands Conservation Authority and acting on recommendations provided.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

Working with council to present and pass a bylaw mandating regular septic bed pumping for all properties abuting a waterway.

Mandate and enforce vegetative buffers in all new developments abutting waterways. I would also like to look at providing incentives to existing developed properties to introduce vegetative buffers along all water bodies.

Dan Melanson

As part of my infrastructure renew program - see my platform for more details

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

I recognize the importance of protecting our waterways; it is vital to the health of our community. I would work to increase public education and building effective environmental infrastructure that supports economic development, while also protecting the environment, our waterways, and our drinking water.

Chad Odnokon

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.

Joseph Palmateer

Help promote it with other environmental groups and encourage city council to take part a lot more in it as well.

Gerry Perras

Test water and where pollutants are found identify polutant and trace it back to who uses these and where it came from.

Hannu Piironen

I will support initiatives at the Council level as stated above to achieve these ends.

Ed Pokonzie

Technology is available locally that would remove algae from our water sources.

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Having been a past active member of the Sudbury Canoe Club, I would ensure developments would continue in a positive manner, while focus remains on maintaining the integrity of our Lakes.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Will depend on cost

Steve Ripley

I will start by introducing a bylaw restricting 2 stroke outboards from Ramsey lake to remove a major polluter from the lake.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

a) By education;
b) By regular water testing by the Health Unit; and
c) By regulation and consequential action.

Sidney Shapiro

I think a public campaign to keep our water clean would be a great place to start.

Mark Signoretti

I'm currently the Vice Chair of the Nickel District Conservation and the Chair of Friends of Lake Laurentian - On these boards I work hard make sure that we converse/protect our lakes and I feel education is the way to do this. We want to make sure these Lakes are protect for future generations.

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

By insuring that city staff follow a regulated plan of maintenance and upgrading

Chris Spry

Looking at the problems with run off, septic systems and boat launches that are bringing or allowing pollutants into the lakes.

Paul Stopciati

We as a city should work with the specialist on water quality and find ways to improve our lakes.

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

We need to address the “visible” pollutants via policies, restrictions and consequences.
The bigger issue is the chemical/medical pollutants. It is a challenge to dissect these pollutants from the water supply. Currently we recycle water use with these chemical/medical invisible pollutants still in there.

Dan Xilon

I would review present policy and bring any issues I had with it or its results before the council.

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

Matt Alexander

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

John Antonioni

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

Robin Auger

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

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

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

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Unsure Unsure I will vote in favour Unsure Unsure

Fernand Bidal

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

Brian Bigger

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

Mike Bleskie

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

Kevin Brault

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

Jeanne Brohart

I will vote in favour Unsure I will vote against

Tay Butt

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

Fern Cormier

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

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

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

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

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

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

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

Jeff Huska

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

Mike Jakubo

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

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

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

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

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

Robert Kirwan

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

Mathieu Labonté

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

Vincent Lacroix

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

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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

René Lapierre

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

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

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

Paul Lefebvre

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

John Lundrigan

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

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

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

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

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

Dan Melanson

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

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

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

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

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

Joseph Palmateer

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

Gerry Perras

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

Hannu Piironen

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

Ed Pokonzie

I will champion that 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 I will vote in favour

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Unsure Unsure Unsure I will champion that Unsure

Steve Ripley

I will champion that 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 I will vote in favour

Sidney Shapiro

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

Mark Signoretti

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

Chris Spry

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

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

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

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

Dan Xilon

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

Candidate name Explanations

Matt Alexander

A – I would support wider shoreline buffers and policies to require shoreline rehabilitation as a condition of development on waterfront properties. I’d also work with developers to ensure public access to shorelines through parkland dedication to bring more “eyes on the lake” so blue-green algae or other threats to water quality are reported immediately.
B – We’re proud of being a city of lakes, but without a comprehensive watershed study we don’t really know what we’ve got, or what the impacts of development are on our lakes. We need a coordinated strategy to get this done. We should pursue options for non-municipal funding for these studies, but we need to meet targets for moving towards this goal.
C – There’s an old real estate scam involving Florida swamp land. We don’t need developers falling for that here in Sudbury. Development in floodplains and wetlands is more costly for developers and ultimately more costly for the city. We should explore options for acquiring privately held floodplains and wetlands or providing tax relief for lands that aren’t suitable for development.
E – I do not know enough about this proposal, and its potential impacts to take a position.

John Antonioni

B– this may already exist today in some capacity with the monies transpired from the City to the NDCA. $620K
C-- City already does this through the NDCA

Jean-Raymond Audet

The Problem with Sudbury and other Municipalities, is the Lobby of Builders, Realtors and all Industrial Developers, who put their profits in-front of the Viability of The Cities!

Robin Auger

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

C-whenever possible I am in favour
E-Absolutely in favour

I have had solid unwavering support of water and watershed issues. I have championed issues for lake quality improvements. I currently sit on the Lakes Advisory Panel, the Nickel District Conservation Authority and the Vermillion River Stewardship group.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Fernand Bidal

I am not sure for the Vermilion River Stewardship .I need more info on this matter.

Brian Bigger

b) We must understand what and where our exposures are and provide the mechanism to
manage these exposures to reduce their ef ect on our environment.
c) Our terrain requires us to manage storm water in a more environmentally ef ective
manner.

Mike Bleskie

I want to work with mayor and the rest of council to find new means to fund watershed studies, so that work on this research is unhindered. I am unsure at this time about the Vermillion project's scope, so it is not appropriate for me to take a stance at this time.

Kevin Brault

C: Floodplains can be used for developments, provided drainage ditches and landscaping are done correctly. We need to be very cautious but I do not support a blanket ban.

E: reserve comment until I learn more.

Jeanne Brohart

A-I would vote in favor of that if not excessive. Need a number here with a little more “meat” as to what is needed from a scientific viewpoint.
B-In my opinion, many laws are on the books and simply not followed as discussed above. We need to ensure laws are followed, and right now, based on what I have experienced, I’m not confident at all that this is the case! I’m not sure allocating a ton of funding to watershed studies would give us as much bang for the buck as simply enforcing laws that are already on the books.
C-This is another issue addressed in my analysis of methods, procedures, policies at CGS building services. The information which I was provided by building services as far as “floor maps” dates back to 1979 (see p. 135) on link provided above for methods/procedures/policies documentation. In my opinion, maps that are 35 years old probably need to be updated. I suspect it is issues such as these which are contributing to many, many, many of the problems we are experiencing as a municipality when it comes to water, flooding, etc. issues.
D-In my opinion, we need to do a great deal more when it comes to flooding issues and poor water quality resulting from runoff. I would propose to take slush funds and allocate them to this issue.
E-I would vote against this. Unfortunately, businesses need electricity. Hydro-electric facilities are one of the best ways to provide that much needed electricity. Hydro-electric power is usually considered a pretty “green alternative” to the burning of say fossil fuels. A hydro-electric dam itself may not be as big an issue as pollution from industrial waste sites. Perhaps better containment of industrial toxins would be the key here. As we are all aware, discussions in matters pertaining to the Ring of Fire also involved a great deal of concern over the cost of electricity. We cannot grow as a community without cost effective sources of electricity and as such, we need to work toward a win-win for everyone here.

Tay Butt

Fern Cormier

For c I would want more information from the NDCA and the role they play in reviewing proposed developments in floodplains. For e I would want more information from both the proponent of the hydro electric dams & the Vermilion River Stewardship Committee.

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

I am a certified small water treatment plant operator and understand the importance of water treatment and the quality of our drinking water sources around our region, the province of Ontario has some of the best training and highest standards for water treatment in the world, it is important to educate the citizens on the simple basics of water protection and fully appreciate and protect this valuable resource for future generations.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Jeff Huska

First press conference held was about the quality of water in our lakes and how we as a city must preserve what we have.

Mike Jakubo

(c)Definitely vote in favour of banning development in flood plains (e) I frequent a camp on the Wahnapitae River (from which the City draws drinking water), a river that has a series of hydro dams which have not compromised the quality of water, the supply of fish or the quality of life for residents or campers. If the Vermilion project was similar I cannot see an issue, however, not being familiar with the specific characteristics of the Vermilion I cannot make a firm decision.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

Robert Kirwan

Mathieu Labonté

Vincent Lacroix

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

René Lapierre

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

e- Require more information in order to make an informed decision.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

With input in from the community to form a plan with complete transparency.

John Lundrigan

I haven’t had any exposure to the Vermilion River Stewardships Plan. Once I have been educated to the matter I can make a smarter decision then.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

A-I would need to review recommendations from experts in the field.
C- I would need to consult with experts in the field. There is major concern now with a proposed building project in the Lasalle area.
E-I would need to review recommendations and data from experts in the field in addition to the Vermilion River Stewardship.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

C-Every situation needs to be evaluated separately.
D-I am uncertain as to the current standards for storm water management.
E-I am not completely familiar with the details of this issue.

Water, with out a doubt, is our most important resource. Without clean water nothing else matters.

Dan Melanson

A) Depends on the specific watershed involved and the size of the shoreline buffer being proposed.
C) Depends on the size of the development and location of the floodplain.
E) I would prefer to do more research before commenting.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Joseph Palmateer

For all the unsure given answers... it all depends on what type of development is proposed. If it has little effect on public water sheds, and is mostly environment friendly, and is on private property, then there very well may be a long debate on the issue, because no one likes other people telling them what they can or cannot do on their own property and Impose restrictions on them concerning issues that will never affect the other person to begin with. How would you like if some other person came into your house and started wailing at what you could or couldn't do in it, or what you could or couldn't have in it. I sorry, but its one thing to have your neighbor respect your rights and another when you go over to their place and dictate to them and try taking theirs away.

Gerry Perras

Hannu Piironen

A-Yes, if and when necessary
C-Generally yes. Wetlands are important to water filtration and wild life and developing on flood plains create unnecessary risks to persons and property. I would not support large scale development in these types of areas.
E-I will have to study the matter further.

Ed Pokonzie

Technology is now available locally that makes local runoff and sewage into reusable and safe sources of water. Technology is used in other jurisdictions to reclaim clean water and possibly a reusable energy source.

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Have not seen costs related to this.

Steve Ripley

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

Sidney Shapiro

Mark Signoretti

B- I'm the vice chair of the NDCA so I realize the importance of Conservation Sudbury and their need for funding.

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

Chris Spry

C,D,E-would prefer case by case basis with study and assessments.
I believe in all of these efforts – but would like to see evidence informed data before making any decision.

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

A-Amen to this! I will champion that, why are we building at water edge, even the Living with lakes building is right at the shoreline edge, the invasiveness of this will never be remedied. Was it for the view?
B-I will champion that, we cannot take for granted what we have now. Just look at other countries.
C-Absolutely, it is just like waiting, for when a disaster happens. Remedial work and insurance costs are also high.
D-I support this and also critical to this matter is the condition of existing sewers (state of repair, leakages, etc.
E-I do not know of this matter so I cannot comment on it.

Dan Xilon

a) Whether or not I would vote in favor of expanded shoreline buffers would depend entirely on how large of an expansion was being discussed. And it’s effect on the people of the city and specifically ward 2


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