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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]

Making it safer and more convenient to get around the City on foot or with a mobility device, by bike, or on the bus. 

Candidate namequestion_2cWard
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) very important Ward 5
René Lapierre (incumbent) very important Ward 6
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) very important Ward 7
Al Sizer (incumbent) very important Ward 8
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) most important Ward 9
Fern Cormier (incumbent) most important Ward 10
Bill Leduc Ward 11
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) most important Ward 12

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”]

Creating a minimum grid of safe connected cycling routes across the city during this term of Council .

Candidate namequestion_7aWard
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) I will vote in favour Ward 6
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 7
Al Sizer (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 8
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 9
Fern Cormier (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 10
Bill Leduc Ward 11
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) I will champion that 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”]

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.

Candidate namequestion_8bWard
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 champion that Ward 4
Robert Kirwan (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 5
René Lapierre (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 6
Mike Jakubo (incumbent) I will vote in favour Ward 7
Al Sizer (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 8
Deb McIntosh (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 9
Fern Cormier (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 10
Bill Leduc Ward 11
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) I will champion that Ward 12

Platform statements

Candidate nameWardSustainable Transportation
Brian Bigger (incumbent) Mayor
Mark Signoretti (incumbent) Ward 1
Michael Vagnini (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 2
Gerry Germain Montpellier (incumbent - acclaimed) Ward 3
Geoff McCausland Ward 4

“I will advocate for smarter transit.”
“I will advocate investing in sustainable infrastructure by looking at long-term planning, and limiting infrastructure expansion until we can fix what is already in use today. “
From https://geoffmccausland.com/platform, checked October 12, 2018

Robert Kirwan (incumbent) Ward 5

“I know that a lot of my Sudbury constituents use public transit so this is a priority for me moving forward. We need a better service that is even more affordable.”
From http://www.valleyeasttoday.ca/Election%202014/Kirwan%20Robert.htm checked October 12, 2018

René Lapierre (incumbent) Ward 6

“Continue to work toward a speed reduction solution for Elmview drive”
From https://renelapierre.ca/platform, checked October 12, 2018

Mike Jakubo (incumbent) Ward 7

“Better active transportation links, like multi-use pedestrian and cycling paths which will connect Falconbridge, Garson and New Sudbury and a pedestrian trail which will connect Capreol and Hanmer.” “Making smart investments in Public Transit an re-thinking routes and timing to ensure that transit is available when the residents and businesses of Ward 7 most need it.

From http://www.mikejakubo.ca/priorities.htmlchecked September 7, 2018

Al Sizer (incumbent) Ward 8

“Continue plans for work on a “complete street” model providing for all types of transportation – walking, cycling and vehicles.”

From http://www.alsizerward8.ca/platform.html, checked August 14, 2018

Deb McIntosh (incumbent) Ward 9

“Roadways: The community is asking the municipality to “fix the roads.” We will continue our road investments while balancing the needs of all road users.” “Public Transit: We will act on our Transit Action Plan and roll out an effective transit system which will improve access to employment opportunities, community resources, recreational activities and medical care.” “Walking and Cycling: Building on the successes of the last four years, more children will be able to walk or cycle to school or a playground; more older adults will be able to walk to shopping or a bus stop.”

From http://debmcintosh.ca, checked September 9, 2018.

Fern Cormier (incumbent) Ward 10
Bill Leduc Ward 11

“Control traffic throughout the Ward – add stops and speed bumps where necessary.” “Improve safety by adding a crosswalk for seniors at the Westmount Retirement Home”

From http://www.billleduc.ca/, checked October 12, 2018.

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent) Ward 12