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Candidate Name Shawn Ouimet
Ward Ward 12
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-662-0458
Email: campaign@shawnouimet.ca
Website: www.shawnouimet.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShawnOuimetWard12/
Twitter: @ShawnOuimet
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?

Job creation and population growth. I would love to see more jobs in the environmental and technology sector as our city was once the leader in re-greening maybe there are ways in which we could combine those efforts to create long lasting work for Greater Sudbury.

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:
most important
b) Protecting and improving water quality and the natural environment:
very 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:
most important
d) Climate Change action and resilience:
e) Transparency and citizen engagement:
most important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level:
most important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all:
most important
h) Economic development:
most important

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?
I would like to see our city add more bike routes as well a redesigned bus route along with changing the toe of transit we have currently, I have noticed other city test and or implement transit using different fuel sources and/ or electric buses which will reduce the city's carbon foot print. I believe we should be testing - using the best fuel sources that will work in our northern climates.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
I have an open door policy, there are numerous ways to be in or stay in contact with all city staff and council. When I am making any decision or voting one way or another I would like to say I spoke with many citizens in my ward and outside, that I am not voting for a specific group or association to help only that group, my decisions will be unbiased. For that I will be able to sleep at night and will have no problem going out alone or with my family to work with community organizations to improve our city.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
Continue to work with staff and citizen run organizations to educate the public on how we need to change the way we use our waterways. I am one person however working with others coming up with ideas to educate, protect and ensure the health of our waterways so that our children can have the same enjoyments that we had as children.

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 champion that
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:
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 vote in favour

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 champion that
c) Greater Sudbury Food Strategy:
I will champion that
d) Subwatershed studies and plans.; Water and Wastewater Master Plan:
I will vote in favour

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.
I am willing to have a conversation about it and understand/ learn more on this and many other environmental issues. After noticing some local restaurants are not using straws, my daughter explained to me the reason why, I then took it upon myself to research this issue and noticed many people/ businesses are looking for and designing alternative straws that will make a smaller impact on the environment and wildlife. Things won't change overnight but I am willing to sit, talk and understand these issues and work with community environmental leaders to bring change and educate the community.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
This election is being set as KED for or against however I believe there are many more issues that concern many citizens of Greater Sudbury and I would like to be your councilor to work on those issues and concerns with you.

Platform Statements

Climate Change
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Community Engagement

We need to stop having staff going out to do surveys and as a councillor we should meet residence to get input on how and what they want our city to become and be more accessible.”
From https://shawnouimet.ca, checked October 12, 2018.

Environment and Water
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Sustainable Transportation
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Downtown: “Increase student housing in the area. Possibly an incentive program with Landlords, creating a central housing hub. Use the C.I.P. to draw new business downtown and grow the heart of the city. With the success of LU architecture center, we should work with Cambrian and Boreal to bring new programs downtown.”

Kingsway Entertainment District and Arena: “I am against this project because of the way council has handled all avenues of this project however I am not against building a New Event Centre for Greater Sudbury.”

From https://shawnouimet.ca, checked October 12, 2018.