Rideau-Rockcliffe 2019 By-Election

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Ottawa residents in Rideau-Rockcliffe (Ward 13) are heading to the poll again on April for a by-election. Continuing our work in the municipal election in 2018, Ecology Ottawa is working to raise awareness of local environmental issues among both voters and candidates in the lead up to the by-election.

All-Candidates’ Survey

Ecology Ottawa has sent out an All-Candidates’ Survey to all 17 candidates running in this by-election. The survey includes 15 yes/no questions covering issues of local climate action (Renewable City), building safe and healthy streets (Active City), Ottawa’s greenspace and watersheds (Living City), and waste management, as well as a qualitative response about their environmental vision for Ottawa.

The yes/no response is available here, and their detailed responses here.

Candidates’ Debate on Environment and Climate Change

In collaboration with the Lindenlea Community Association, New Edinburgh Community Association, Overbrook Community Association and the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa, we are organizing a debate on April 8, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (400 McArthur Ave.) 7-9 PM.

RSVP for this event here


Summary of Candidates’ response to survey

Below is the summary of candidates’ responses. You can find their full answers here.

Questions Candidates
  Kasia Adamiec Idris Ben-Tahir Marc Dorgeville Bruce A. Faulkner Johan Hamels Peter Heyck Miklos Horvath Peter Jan Karwacki Rawlson King Jerry Kovacs Jamie Kwong Maurice Lamirande Patrick Mayangi Oriana Ngabirano Chris Penton Sheila Perry Penny Thompson
Renewable City
Will you support a climate emergency declaration, an unprecedented level of resource mobilization and policy commitments to achieve net zero emission before 2050, and annual reporting to monitor our progress to keep warming below 1.5 C? 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 transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 transparent-green-checkmark-hi   transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c 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 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 ensuring that complete streets and priority pedestrian and cycling projects are built in your ward? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 transparent-green-checkmark-hi   transparent-green-checkmark-hi cross-mark_274c 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 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 transparent-green-checkmark-hi   transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi transparent-green-checkmark-hi

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