Quartier 2 – Innes – Réponses des candidats au sondage

Les rues conviviales :

Plusieurs rues à Ottawa sont dangereuses pour les cyclistes et les piétons et trop de quartiers n’ont pas d’options abordables et convenables de transport en commun. Des rues mal conçues découragent un style de vie sain et actif et minimisent les options de transport. En 2013, le conseil municipal a adopté une politique de rues conviviales qui placera plus d’importance sur la conception de rues pour les rendre accessibles aux gens de tous âges, de toutes habiletés et types d’usagers (piétons, cyclistes et usagers du transport en commun, ainsi que les véhicules).

Candidate *indicates incumbent Si vous êtes élu(e), vous engagez-vous à prioriser les piétons, le vélo et un système de transport en commun plutôt qu’un système axé vers les automobilistes pour satisfaire la croissance future de la demande de transport dans le secteur urbain? Si vous êtes élu(e), travaillerez-vous pour vous assurer que toutes les nouvelles routes et les projets de réfection de routes existantes ìntègrent les principes des rues conviviales? Le nouveau Plan directeur des transports de la ville augmente le financement pour l’infrastructure cycliste, mais retarde certains investissements pour plus de plus de 15 ans. Si vous êtes élu(e), veillerez-vous à augmenter  le niveau global d’investissement et à accélérer le rythme de mise en oeuvre?
Laura Dudas  YES – I am committed to smart planning that will not only include complete streets, but will be complete communities, where public transit, cycling routes, roads, pedestrian uses, businesses, residences, parks and recreational facilities complement each other and increase the quality of life for residents. We also need to plan our neighbourhoods to meet the needs of our seniors – a demographic population in our city that will double over the next 20 years. YES NO – I am committed to bringing the Light Rail Transit system to the east end. A massive project of this nature would require that the city take another look at its plans for future cycling and road networks in the area to ensure they support and compliment the LRT. We need to invest taxpayer dollars wisely to ensure that we are making the correct decisions the first time.
Chris Fraser  YES  YES  NO
Eldon Holder  YES  YES  YES
Chantal Lecours
Jody Mitic  YES – I would like to see more trees in our urban areas and the diversity of low-growth to be expanded in all areas of the City.  YES – I do support the prioritizing of pedestrian, cycling and public transit, but Ottawa will continue to grow regardless and if we don’t invest in highway infrastructure, we will continue to experience gridlock traffic jams during peak hours, further irritating our local commuters. NO – I support the principles of Ecology Ottawa’s Complete Streets campaign, but I do not wish to commit myself to ensuring the principles on all new roads. I will be proactive in regards to the principles when reviewing new road projects.
Andrew Modray  YES – Once all core services are fully maximized and operating at peak capacity, then I will look to secondary issues such as bike paths and pedestrian traffic. I am a realist and we still rely heavily on the automobile, I on the other hand, prefer to walk or take the bus when possible but I am not going to by a hypocrite and claim that I do not use our car. we are a family with one car and several bus passes. NO – I cannot fully commit to the Complete Street program until I am made aware of what streets, in what locations of Ottawa and how it will be received by residents without hindering automobile and bus traffic too greatly. NO – I cannot commit to a 15 year or less plan because that is even a too far in the future time frame for me to plan for. If the current plan calls for a 15-year time frame I would hope there would be some sort of annual or biannual evaluation plan in place to address the efficacy of such a plan.
Fred Sherwin  NO – We need to better prioritize investments in pedestrian, cycling and public transit but not at the detriment of our transportation infrastructure. We still need to properly maintain our roads some of which are in a dire state of disrepair. One is not mutually exclusive of the other. Which is why I support the Complete Streets initiative. YES – When and where possible YES
François Trépanier  YES  YES – I support the concept of street design incorporating all users in the design such as protected bicycle lanes where the road speed is above 60km/h. It is imperative that all users, regardless of age and mode of transportation be included in the street design process. YES
Teresa Whitmore  YES – I strongly support the deployment of a variety of public transit measures including the continued the development of rail throughout Ottawa, bus prioritization lanes and service measures, bike lanes and path linkages and making the city easier to walk. Whatever model need our citizens have we need to ensure transportation is effective and moving in a sustainable direction. YES – We need to systemically encourage sustainable development principles. With our new communities it is easiest to implement and should work with the development industry to make the best communities possible.  YES – We need to have the appropriate balance of infrastructure funding and realizing different communities need priority funding for their particular needs, I support an increased funding for sustainable transportation capital projects and making the most effective use of that increased funding.


Le changement climatique :

Environ 75 p. 100 des émissions de gaz à effet de serre du Canada sont le résultat d’activités qui ont lieu dans les villes et les municipalités ont un contrôle direct ou indirect sur environ la moitié de ces émissions. En 2014, la ville d’Ottawa a adopté un nouveau Plan de gestion sur le changement climatique.

Candidate *indicates incumbent Êtes-vous d’accord que les changements climatiques d’origine humaine sont un défi urgent et que tous les ordres de gouvernement ont leur rôle à jouer pour aider à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de la communauté? Si vous êtes élu(e),  allez-vous appuyer le mise en oeuvre  complète du Plan de gestion de la qualité de l’air et des changements climatiques de la Ville d’Ottawa, y compris les items mentionné dans la planification budgétaire de 2015? Le Plan de gestion de la qualité de l’air et des changements climatiques a comme modeste objectif la réduction de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de la ville d’Ottawa de 20 p. 100 par habitant d’ici 2024, mais laisse beaucoup de latitude pour permettre de nouvelles initiatives dans les années à venir. Si vous êtes élu(e), appuierez-vous des mesures visant à surpasser l’objectif actuel?
Laura Dudas  YES YES – The Plan is a good start and it sets goals that are realistic and achievable.It also leaves much of the decision-making to the next Term of Council, which I believe is appropriate in that the new Council can then take responsibly for setting the course for the next four years and holding staff accountable for achieving the established objectives. YES – Council will have to weigh priorities in the coming years to determine whether the actions required to increase the goal are financially responsible working within the city`s budget.
Chris Fraser  NO NO  NO
Eldon Holder  YES  YES  YES
Chantal Lecours
Jody Mitic YES NO – I have not read the plan and until I do so, do not wish to commit myself to any plans within it.  YES
Andrew Modray YES – We will always need to monitor our production of GHG’s because we as human beings can always reduce the ‘footprint’ we leave on this Earth. Governments need to introduce programs and policy that make us reduce our production of GHG’s without us even realizing it. We need our economic and environmental behaviour changed so subtly that we are not aware of the benefits we are doing for the environment, yet we are being ‘Green.’ NO- Careful examination of these needs to be done by myself before making such a commitment.  NO – Careful examination of these needs to be done by myself before making such a commitment.
Fred Sherwin YES – I support the Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan.  YES YES – Yes, so long as it is economically feasible.
François Trépanier   YES YES – Air Quality and Climate Change Management is about greenhouse gas emission, which is affected by how we heat and cool our homes and buildings, including the production of electricity and transportation.  It is important that a city the size of Ottawa has and observe an air quality plan and includes any associated costs in its budget. YES – The only way we will achieve the 20% goal is by aiming higher than 20%.  To achieve this we need to develop partnerships with residents and enterprises alike and maximize the use of current tools available to help surpass this goal.
Teresa Whitmore YES – While the other two levels have the most direct impact on the ability to legislate changes to the climate change frameworks the city can be exemplar as one of the G8 capitals. We needs to lead in sustainability initiatives and be a showcase of leadership as a nation and a city. YES – I will continue to support appropriate measures to implement clean air within the municipal mandate. YES – As we realize the changing situation with our global environmental conditions further changes and a ‘living document’ approach will be necessary to contribute to the minimization of our collective footprint and asset the potential damage from climate change on our municipality.


L’eau propre et les bassins hydrographiques sains :

Chaque fois qu’il pleut, un cocktail de contaminants (comprenant des bactéries, des produits chimiques, des carburants et des métaux lourds) se déversent directement dans nos rivières et nos ruisseaux, en passant par un réseau d’égouts pluvial souterrain. Écologie Ottawa demande que la Ville d’Ottawa respecte son engagement à élaborer une Stratégie sur le milieu aquatique qui aura comme objectif d’améliorer la gestion des eaux pluviales, d’investir dans une infrastructure verte, de réduire les inondations, de protéger nos ruisseaux et de s’assurer que c’est sécuritaire de nager et de pêcher dans nos rivières.

Candidate*indicates incumbent La ville d’Ottawa est en train d’élaborer une Stratégie sur le milieu aquatique qui fournira un cadre d’action pour promouvoir l’eau potable, qui réduira les toxines dans nos rivières, et qui protégera nos communautés des inondations qui ont lieu lors de temps violent. Si vous êtes élu(e), allez-vous appuyer l’élaboration d’une Stratégie solide et la priorisation des investissements requis pour réaliser les objectifs de la Stratégie? La Déclaration de principe provinciale (DPP) d’avril 2014 demande aux services d’urbanisme de promouvoir des mesures d’infrastructure verte (tel s les parcs, les réseaux d’eaux pluviales, les zones humides, les arbres de rues, les forêts urbaines, les canaux naturels, les surfaces perméables et les toits verts) pour réduire les dépenses, protéger les écosystèmes et pour s’adapter aux conditions météorologiques extrêmes. Si vous êtes élu(e), prioriserez-vous l’infrastructure verte pour adresser les besoins en matière de gestion de l’eau.   La production d’eau propre pour la consommation publique a diminuée durant la dernière décennie à Ottawa (c.-à.-d. que nous utilisons moins d’eau). Entre 2004 et 2013, la quantité d’eau propre produite et utilisée à l’intérieur de la Ville d’Ottawa est passé d’un peu plus de 125 000 millions de litres à environ 100 000 million de litres (sans inclure les puits privés). Si vous être élu(e),  est-ce que vous vous engagez à continuer cette tendance en priorisant les mesures de conservation d’eau pour réduire la consommation de 3 p. 100 par année?
Laura Dudas YES – I support the City`s continued efforts through the Ottawa River Action Plan to reduce the amount of sewage and storm water that is spilled into the Ottawa River. As a resident living in the Eastern Sub-Watershed area, I have witnessed the degradation of waterways leading into the Ottawa River and I agree that we need to have a strategy in place to prevent more damage from happening. YES – Green infrastructure should be an essential part of the city planning process and, if done properly, can be cost efficient while improving the quality of life for residents. YES – I support the continued promotion of water conservation by the city to further reduce the unnecessary use of water, but also as a means of better managing taxpayer dollars by deferring the cost of expanding the City`s water infrastructure as a resulted of the reduce usage.
Chris Fraser  YES  YES  YES
Eldon Holder  YES  YES  YES
Chantal Lecours
Jody Mitic  YES  YES  YES – I commit to prioritizing water conservation measures that reduce usage, but do not wish to put a number on it. If elected, I will only be one vote in a room of 24 votes and do not wish to promise something that may be beyond my means as a single Councillor.
Andrew Modray  YES – I have worked on Clean Water strategies in the past, at the national level and think it is every City’s first priority to ensure another Walkerton never occurs. Clean water and sewage disposal is a core service of local government. As City Councillor it would be my priority that all residents have safe and clean water to drink and bathe with and would ensure that pollutants to Ottawa’s water system faces the stiffest penalties and regulations when it comes to affecting the water table. YES – I will prioritize Green infrastructure to the extent that it is economically feasible within the City’s budget. Careful examination of my platform shows how fiscal responsibility needs to be at the top of the next Council’s agenda. We cannot keep spending money without careful examination of where the funding is coming from. Allocation of money is key to my plan of expenditure review and only after that is completed can we dedicate money to ‘Green’ projects. YES – Careful examination of how and where we reduced our consumption of water because the public consumption of water has several implications. Is the reduction solely within human consumption? Does this reduction occur within the industrial sector as well? If we keep reducing at a rate such as 3% annually when will we achieve the point of no reduction? What would that consumption be?
Fred Sherwin  YES – I have read the Water Environment Strategy and I support its goals.  YES  YES
François Trépanier  YES  YES  YES – I already practice several water conservation methods.
Teresa Whitmore  YES – Supporting the Water Environment Strategy is part of aggressively solving our storm water management issues as a city that are plaguing our main waterways. My past experience being involved with conservation boards has informed me of the importance of the maintenance of our waterways and natural habitat.  YES – I support the long-term planning of sustainable development in our legislative framework. Our PPS informs our Official Plan (OP) that direct ours local environmental policy framework. We have numerous statements and policy sections allocated to sustainable measures that we can enhance and development but we also need to support operational changes such as better LEEDS standards with our buildings and proper zoning and development review to ensure our collective long-term benefit.  YES – While i support water conservation and appropriate use of our resources that stretch our infrastructure capacity as we grow that affects our capital budget we must be realistic with our usage and budgeting. Our water rate budget is growing 5%+ in the foreseeable future to help address our water and storm sewer needs.


La santé des arbres urbains :

Candidate*indicates incumbent L’infestation de l’agrile du frêne est responsable de la dévastation de millions d’arbres à travers la ville d’Ottawa, y compris environ 25 p.c. des arbres en milieu urbain. Pour faire face à ce problème, des organismes et des particuliers, y compris la Ville d’Ottawa, collaborent vers un objectif collectif de planter un million d’arbres dans la capitale nationale comme contribution pour les célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada, en 2017. Si vous êtes élu(e), allez-vous appuyer et prioriser des investissements pour atteindre ce but?  La Ville d’Ottawa a annoncé son intention d’élaborer une nouvelle Stratégie d’aménagement forestier. Si vous êtes élu(e), supporterez-vous l’élaboration d’une stratégie forte et les investissements nécessaires pour atteindre ses buts?
Laura Dudas  YES – As the president of my community association, I have been involved in co-organizing a multi-phased community tree planting project in partnership with Ecology Ottawa and the City of Ottawa that will see the replanting of areas of the Blackburn Hamlet community hardest hit by the Emerald Ash Borer.I strongly support the city`s involvement in helping communities replace the trees that were lost to this invasive insect, while at the same time planting trees for our future.  YES – The city needs to have a long-term Forest Management Plan that will outline how we will invest and maintain our forests in the years to come.
Chris Fraser  YES  YES
Eldon Holder  YES  YES
Chantal Lecours
Jody Mitic  YES  YES – I would like to see more trees in our urban areas and the diversity of low-growth to be expanded in all areas of the City.
Andrew Modray  YES – Being a home owner who has fallen victim to the Ash Borer I am very much in favour of anything to replace the trees in this city that have succumbed to this plague. As well, come 2017 I want to show the world that our city is first class and able to put on a fantastic show for the whole world to view, enjoy and comment about positively.  YES – Again my focus is on achieving fiscal stability first within the City’s tight budgetary guidelines. Once all our core services are fully funded and operating at maximum capacity, then I as a Councillor will look to secondary and tertiary services.
Fred Sherwin  YES – Absolutely  YES – I will support the development of a strong strategy and the investments necessary to realize the strategy’s goals to a point and within the current budget structure.
François Trépanier  YES – I will also commit to plant trees in my Ward.  YES – I support setting goals to achieve the strategy’s goals.  Further, I believe in the protection of current green space, the creation of additional green space and the creation of additional allotment gardens in Innes Ward.
Teresa Whitmore  YES – We have a drastic problem with the Emerald Ash Borer that are drastically affecting our tree inventory public and private. I believe we need support for private residents to help with the preventative spraying to ensure the limitation of this horrible locus on our local environment. The burden of the financial requirements and scarcity of personnel has caused the growth rate to increase. I will pursue a city supported comprehensive framework to limit and ultimately maintain our environment.  YES – I support a new Forest Management Strategy that has strategically manages our forestry issues that have significant budgetary needs to adequately solved. The new strategy will need to be targeted and we at council need to adequately support those identified areas at budget time.


Le projet d’oléoduc menace l’eau d’Ottawa et ses collectivités

La compagnie Trans-Canada veut transporter plus d’un million de barils par jour de pétrole extrait des sables bitumineux à travers la ville d’Ottawa et traverser la rivière Rideau, un site de patrimoine mondial, en route vers les terminaux d’exportation de l’Est du Canada. Le projet d’oléoduc « Énergie Est » menace les collectivités et les cours d’eau situés le long du tracé du pipeline.

Candidate*indicates incumbent Pensez-vous que la ville d’Ottawa devrait mener une évaluation approfondie et indépendante des risques et des coûts que le projet d’oléoduc  Énergie Est présente pour la santé des collectivités et des cours d’eau de la ville d’Ottawa? Est-ce que vous vous opposeriez à l’oléoduc Énergie Est, si c’est démontré qu’il présente des risques pour la santé de l’eau, du climat et des collectivités de la ville d’Ottawa? Est-ce que la Ville d’Ottawa devrait intervenir dans la revue du projet de l’oléoduc Énergie Est de  l’Office national de l’énergie afin de s’assurer que les intérêts des résidents d’Ottawa soient bien représentés? 
Laura Dudas  YES – I support the city conducting an assessment of the proposed pipeline. As a municipality, we must ensure that decisions made are for the betterment of the community and won`t negatively impact our residents, our economy, or our environment.  YES  YES – The city should be involved so that it can effectively represent the needs of its residents.
Chris Fraser  YES  YES  YES
Eldon Holder  YES  YES – Absolutely, we have a moral and environmental responsibility to protect our ecosystem along with the families that live in them.  YES
Chantal Lecours
Jody Mitic  YES  YES  NO – I don’t think that the City of Ottawa should proactively interfere in the NEB’s review. But I do think that residents should express their views to their Federal representatives on this topic
Andrew Modray  YES – A full, detailed and unbiased analysis of this pipeline must occur before any construction has begun but delays need not occur in terms of environmental friendliness or any ‘Green’ agenda the City may be involved in. We have to remember the business of this City cannot take a back seat to the Green lobby.  YES – If it was demonstrated that it threatened the health of Ottawa’s water, climate and communities.  YES – It must be made known to the NEB what concerns, objections and aspects the city favors concerning this Energy East pipeline.
Fred Sherwin  YES  YES  YES
François Trépanier  YES  YES  YES
Teresa Whitmore  YES – We need to ensure our communities are safe in any implementation of a major project. Through our infrastructure and planning departments that are informed by provincial authorities we will address any safeguards needed to ensure the safety and sustainability of any operations.  YES – All levels of government will aggressively pursue environmental standards that will not threaten the health of the environment of Ottawa. I will oppose any initiative that will threaten the safety of Ottawa.  YES – We should ensure as a municipality we actively present our views and concerns to the other levels of governments.

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