Municipal Election 2018: Candidates’ responses

AS part of our Municipal Election campaign, Ecology Ottawa is polling all candidates running for City Council and Mayor for their stand on key environmental issues in Ottawa. Find out how your candidates respond to our survey by clicking on your ward below. Click here to learn more about our all-candidates’ survey and the rational for each questions.

If you’re not sure what your Ward is, use the map below.

Below are the summary of candidates’ responses to our yes/no questions. Click here to read their full answers and comments. 

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Mayor

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Hamid Alakozai Ahmed Bouragba Bernard Couchman Clive Doucet Joey Drouin Ryan Lythall Craig MacAulay Bruce McConville Michael Pastien Moises Schachtler James T. Sheahan Jim Watson*
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 1 – Orleans

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Rick Bédard Toby Bossert Mireille Brownhill Guy Desroches Diego Elizondo Dina Epale Doug Feltmate Jarrod Goldsmith Miranda Gray Geoffrey Nicholas Griplas Catherine Kitts Shannon Kramer Matthew Luloff Qamar Masood Louise Soyez Kevin Tetreault Don Yetman
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 2 – Innes

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Laura Dudas Donna Leith-Gudbranson Tammy Lynch Francois Trepanier
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi\ transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi   transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 3 – Barrhaven

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Franklin Epape Jan Harder* Ahmad Malgarai Atiq Qureshi Hadi Wess
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 4 – Kanata North

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Philip Bloedow David Gourlay Matt Muirhead Lorne Neufeldt Jenna Sudds
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 5 – West Carleton-March

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
 Eli El-Chantiry*  James Parsons  Judi Varga-Toth
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 6 – Stittsville

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Glen Gower Shad Qadri*
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 7 – Bay

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Erica Dath Don Dransfield Theresa Kavanagh Marc Lugert Trevor Robinson
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 8 – College

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Rick Chiarelli* Emilie Coyle Ryan Kennery
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 9 – Knoxdale-Merivale

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Warren Arshinoff James Dean Keith Egli* Luigi Mangone Peter Anthony Weber
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments?  transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 10 – Gloucester-Southgate

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Diane Deans Alek Golijanin Perry Sabourin Sam Soucy Robert Swaita
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to ensuring the release of a Climate Adaptation Plan within the first eighteen months of the next Term of Council? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support and work for a revised Official Plan that makes low-carbon development a top priority, in a way that delivers healthier, safer, more liveable neighbourhoods for your constituents? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Active City
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing pedestrian, cycling and affordable public transit infrastructure over automobile infrastructure in meeting the future growth in travel demand in the urban area? cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Currently, the City of Ottawa only plans for connectivity within 600 metres of transit hubs. If elected, will you commit to widening this connectivity planning radius to five kilometres? cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you commit to ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward (for council candidates) / city-wide (for mayoral candidates)? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to adopting a Vision Zero policy for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Living City
If elected, will you commit to fully implementing and fully funding the Urban Forest Management Plan? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you work to ensure that all new streets resurfacings and new road builds integrate green infrastructure wherever possible? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you commit to prioritizing greenspace preservation as part of the planning process? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you oppose the dangerous nuclear waste dump at Chalk River? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
Waste Management
If elected, will you support rescinding the decision to allow non-compostable plastic bag liners and dog waste in the green bin program? cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you support tripling the level of funding for promotion and education for waste prevention, recycling and green bin programs to at least $1.50 per household per year, a level closer to the average for large municipalities in Ontario? cross-mark_274c transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi
If elected, will you support the development of a new waste management strategy and waste diversion action plan that follow best practices and set a 65% waste diversion target for Ottawa? transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi


Ward 11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville

Candidates’ complete responses are available here.

Questions Candidates
Michael Schurter Tim Tierney*
Renewable City
If elected, will you make climate action a Term of Council Priority, increase funding and staffing commitments commensurate with this prioritization, and mandate a climate lens for the City’s assessment for all infrastructure investments? cross-mark_274c
If elected, will you commit to increasing the frequency of the City’s community-wide emissions reporting to at least once per year?