Ward 5

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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
Jerry Desormeaux very important
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) most important
Michel Lalonde 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
Jerry Desormeaux I will champion that
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) I will champion that
Michel Lalonde 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
Jerry Desormeaux Less idle times for vechiles
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.
Michel Lalonde As a City, providing alternatives to single motor vehicle transport will help achieve lower emissions rates. However, we must ensure that the alternatives methods used (ei. public transit) are practical and cost effective for the residents of Ward 5, and the entire City of Greater Sudbury. From 1978 to 2017, over 3,400 hectares of land were limed and grassed and over 9.7 million trees have been planted. Exploring new efforts/ideas, and continuing with current initiatives of the Regreening Program will also benefit it's residents. I also believe that the City of Greater Sudbury could continue working with existing businesses, as well as the Provincial and Federal government, in finding ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions on a local level, and implementing initiatives already in place.

Platform statements