Ward 4

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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_2d
Jessica Bertrand very important
Eric Lachance important
Geoff McCausland most important
Don Roy very important
Sharon Scott very important

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_8a
Jessica Bertrand Unsure
Eric Lachance I will vote in favour
Geoff McCausland I will vote in favour
Don Roy I will vote in favour
Sharon Scott I will vote in favour

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_4
Jessica Bertrand By creating more sidewalks and cycling lanes this will allow more individuals to use alternate options then driving to get to and from the places they need to go. Reviewing the transit options in the city is a must, specifically looking at options of increased routes during winter months when other travel options are more limited.
Eric Lachance First off Greater Sudbury’s award winning re-greening efforts need to continue to ensure trees help offset the carbon dioxide balance. We need to support alternative energy and heating choices in our by-laws and look at potential credits for businesses and individuals willing to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. We could also explore, as the technology evolves, converting our city fleet to electric vehicles.
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.
Don Roy Energy and emissions planning incorporates many dimensions of municipal planning, and requires the involvement of multiple city government departments, stakeholders and communities, with particular attention to marginalized groups, in all phases of planning and implementation. Successful low carbon community transition requires grassroots citizen involvement and financial investment (municipality + private sector). Active citizen, household, business and investor engagement is the best route to successful energy and emissions action implementation. My climate action planning is to look further into our community engagement strategies and processes such as the Energy Utilities, Transit Authorities, Engineering Infrastructure, Economic Development, Land-use Planning and Equity and how we as a community can adapt and participate so that we may live in a better local and worldwide environment.
Sharon Scott I’d love to see trolley cars back in Sudbury and use smaller transit buses for night-time use and smaller runs. Encourage the expanded use of solar panels and storage of off-peak electricity.

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