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Candidate Name John Lindsay
Ward Ward 11
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-507-6037
Email: johnl.fdi@gmail.com
Website: http://www.johnlindsay.ca/
Read survey response and relevant platform statements.

Survey Responses

1. If you are elected, what do you most want to accomplish during this term of Council?

Restore fiscal responsibility and adherence to the Provincial Policy Statement 1.1.3 that says: It is in the interest of all communities to use land and resources wisely, to promote efficient development patterns, protect resources, promote green spaces, ensure effective use of infrastructure and public service facilities and minimize unnecessary public expenditures.

2. 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]
a) Supporting a sustainable local food system:
b) Protecting and improving water quality and the natural environment:
most important
c) Making it safer and more convenient to get around the City on foot or with a mobility device, by bike, or on the bus:
very important
d) Climate Change action and resilience:
very important
e) Transparency and citizen engagement:
most important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level:
very important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all:
very important
h) Economic development:

3. The Paris Climate Agreement is a commitment to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels,” to avoid unacceptable risks to humanity. To reach this goal, carbon emissions must peak by the year by 2020 at the latest – during the next term of Council.

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your level of concern about climate change, with 10 being the highest?

4. What will you do to reduce local carbon dioxide emissions and increase Greater Sudbury’s resilience to climate change in our natural and built environment?
Encourage green initiatives

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
Public consultation before decisions are made

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
Encourage more proactive engagement by local conservation authority and source water protection committee

7. 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]
a) Creating a minimum grid of safe connected cycling routes across the city during this term of Council:
I will vote in favour
b) Providing staff to support food initiatives such as community gardens:
I will vote in favour
c) Giving citizens a direct say in community improvements through participatory planning and budgeting:
I will champion that
d) Educating private contractors and the public on the harmful effects of sodium and chloride on the environment and human health and finding alternatives:
I will champion that

8. 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]
a) Energy and emissions plan; Climate change adaptation plan:
I will vote in favour
b) 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:
I will vote in favour
c) Greater Sudbury Food Strategy:
I will vote in favour
d) Subwatershed studies and plans.; Water and Wastewater Master Plan:
I will champion that

9. What (if any) steps are you going to take to tackle the use of disposable single-use plastics within our city? Are you willing to lead the way by having a conversation about it?
This question was chosen by the public using a ranked ballot process, from among the list of questions submitted by citizens.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
The city needs to embrace small investments with big returns than large investments with small returns

Platform Statements

Climate Change
No information provided or found.

Community Engagement

“Transparency is important and council should be more involved with citizens in dealing with important issues.”
From http://www.friendlysudbury.ca, checked August 16, 2018

Environment and Water

“Salt from the large parking areas (at KED) will contribute further to Ramsey Lake pollution where sodium and chloride levels are dangerously high for both drinking water and aquatic life.”
From http://www.friendlysudbury.ca, checked August 16, 2018

No information provided or found.

Sustainable Transportation
No information provided or found.


Downtown: “Considering the potential cost John feels that there is no need for a new library or art gallery or arena and feels that the proposed “Junction” is a waste of taxpayers money.”

Kingsway Entertainment District and Arena:  “From both a financial and environmental perspective; the KED is bad news for the city and for Ward 11 in particular with concern due to traffic congestion that will result both on the Kingsway and on streets and roadways in the area.”  “There are major concerns with respect to the creation of a large parking area for the site that would contribute additional salt to Ramsey Lake.” “The Casino component is a cash cow for the province with little community benefit and if expanded gambling is to take place in the city, it should be at the site of the current slots in Chelmsford.”

From http://www.friendlysudbury.ca, checked August 16, 2018