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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]

Climate Change action and resilience.

Candidate namequestion_2dWard
Brian Bigger (incumbent) very important Mayor
Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1
Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2
Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3
Geoff McCausland most important Ward 4
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) most important Ward 5
René Lapierre (incumbent) important Ward 6
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) important Ward 7
Al Sizer (incumbent) most important Ward 8
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) very important Ward 9
Fern Cormier (incumbent) very important Ward 10
Bill Leduc Ward 11
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) most important Ward 12

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”]

Energy and emissions plan;  Climate change adaptation plan.  

Candidate namequestion_8aWard
Brian Bigger (incumbent) I will champion that Mayor
Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1
Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2
Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3
Geoff McCausland I will vote in favour Ward 4
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 5
René Lapierre (incumbent) Ward 6
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 7
Al Sizer (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 8
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 9
Fern Cormier (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 10
Bill Leduc Ward 11
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 12

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?


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?

Candidate namequestion_4Ward
Brian Bigger (incumbent) We’re already seeing less pollution and more energy efficient vehicles in transit and the City’s fleet. I’d like to see the City explore and implement more solar options for buildings, LED street lighting and consider zero pollution vehicles where it works. I will continue to promote long term resiliency through investment in municipal drain systems, flood control systems and stormwater management system priorities. Mayor
Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1
Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2
Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3
Geoff McCausland I would like to see Greater Sudbury gradually turn over our fleet of buses to electric buses, and true to our history as a centre of innovation in environmental science and mining technology, host an annual competition for new green mining developments. Ward 4
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) I will look for ways of reducing my use of vehicles and will advocate for initiatives that look towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the coming years. Ward 5
René Lapierre (incumbent) As the City is 100% shareholder of Sudbury Hydro I would like to support working with them to install charging stations for electric cars. The more charging station we have the more people may purchase these types of vehicles. The other is to solicit a bicycle sharing company that provides a pick up/drop off bicycle rental system across CGS. These are being used in many other municipalities and is working well. The more we encourage the use of other methods of transportation the less cars are on the road. Ward 6
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) Only be working together will we be able to realize true change. The City can continue to invest in public transit and active transportation, even supporting the use of public transit by employees, but needs the continued buy-in from the business community as well. Ward 7
Al Sizer (incumbent) I am committed to continuing the initiative of a complete street philosophy with an emphasis on public transit and alternative means of transportation. Incentives that were just recently canceled by the Provincial government providing subsidies to retro-fit homes reducing their use of fossil fuels; we must lobby the provincial government to restore those grants and subsidies. As a member of the Planning Committee, I will continue to work within the guidelines prescribed by the Provincial Policy Statement and the City's Official Plan to encourage development with the measures to encourage development with the least impact on the environment. Ward 8
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) • Advocate for the completion of and implementation of the Transit Action Plan • Continue to expand our cycling and sidewalk infrastructure • Ride my bike more Ward 9
Fern Cormier (incumbent) Increased use of public transit and continued improvements & investments in alternate transportation methods has been and will remain a priority for me. Ward 10
Bill Leduc Ward 11
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) In the past terms I have advocated for the LIDs (low impact development )concept integration in our site plans -better development .both municipally and privately.Responsible stormwater management .Protect our lakes and implement an asset management policy for our lakes..and initiated the hiring of an energy manager at TDS. -Promote transit use,safer and accessible pedestrian sidewalks and trails. Have advocated for better winter maintenance on our sidewalks-2106 budget increase,cleared bus stops..continue to advocate for transit hubs(express buses ) transit masterplan is underway .. safer cycling lanes ,Ensure that the Junction Creek study's recommendations are implemented for better drainage and flood control mitigation in the Flour Mill area. -Initiated the preventative plumbing subsidy -now called the RIISP-which helps homeowners control flooding/back ups in their homes,but also disconnects eaves from stormwater sewers. -Initiated a motion/ammendment to OP, in which outdoor hydronic heaters are restricted in urban and high population density zones,therefore improving the air quality in densely populated areas. Ward 12

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