Mayoral Candidates

 

Jonas White

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Transit: Information not available.

Social Housing: Information not available.

Business Climate:  Information not available.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available

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Carlos Murray

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Transit: Supports smaller rush hour buses during essential times. Supports a “LRT” system.

Social Housing: Everyone needs a job who wants one, city hall is responsible for providing this.

Business Climate: Private business needs to be respected, these are large tax bases that support London.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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Paul Paolatto

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Transit: Supports implementing the city’s TPS 2012 plan as a less expensive alternative to the Shift BRT plan as proposed.

Social Housing: Transition to a “housing first” strategy t hat includes incentives for landlords to provide affordable housing.

Business Climate: Supports the diversification of the local economy through international trade; use business development areas more extensively to support the growth of local businesses; create a business friendly environment for new development.

Fiscal Responsibility: Employs a “near-net-zero” approach where cost savings are found to partially offset cost increases. Supportive of Universal Basic Income.

Safe Injection Sites: Supports mobile injection units and hospital-based resources; does not support fixed SIS in public buildings.

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Sean M. O’Connell

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Transit:  Strongly supports BRT as constituted. Support cycling infrastructure and ride-sharing programs

Social Housing:  Has identified homelessness as a serious issue.

Business Climate: Building infrastructure will create incentives for job growth.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Supports SIS as a means to reduce harm

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Paul Cheng

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Transit: Opposes BRT but would consider other transit options; driving personal vehicles is an individual choice.

Social Housing: Homelessness is endemic and requires a plan that has metrics to measure success.

Business Climate: Business friendly, reduce barriers to businesses, encourage investment.

Fiscal Responsibility: Prosperity will create the tax base to support social spending; supports fiscal restraint.

Safe Injection Sites: Officially no comment: issue is “a moving target.”

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Dan Lenart

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Transit: Does not support the current BRT plan.

Social Housing: More good quality social housing is needed.

Business Climate: Remove barriers for small businesses to create new jobs.

Fiscal Responsibility:  Supports transparent spending practices.

Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites.

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Mohamed Moussa

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Transit: Information not available.

Social Housing: Information not available.

Business Climate: Information not available.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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Vahide Bahramporian

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Transit: “We are being told that the BRT is supposed to be a small part of the much larger plan. However, unfortunately, the BRT is not small at all and there is no viable larger plan! The BRT is a very bad idea in every possible way.”

Social Housing: ” Shifting from survival mode to thriving mode. Improving all social services, including an increase in affordable housing. Prioritize funding by helping those who need it most.”

Business Climate: “”Create favourable conditions for everyone including investors (national and international) to come here, invest here, and stay here. Help and encourage graduate students from our colleges and universities find jobs easier and stay here.”

Fiscal Responsibility: “Increasing jobs and increasing services to prevent tax beyond the rate of inflation.”

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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Ali Hamadi

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Transit: Information not available.

Social Housing: Information not available.

Business Climate:  Information not available.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available

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Jordan Minter

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Transit: Supports BRT

Social Housing: Supports social housing

Business Climate:  Advocates a neighborhood watch program for and building repairs for Downtown. Feels all businesses should be handicap accessible. 

Fiscal Responsibility: Wants substantial investment in population growth, citywide accessibility, transit, and entertainment.

Safe Injection Sites: Supports Safe Injection. Wants to implement a needle buying program to cleanup.

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Ed Holder

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Transit: Does not support the BRT plan as passed.

Social Housing: Holder is supportive of social housing.

Business Climate: Will work with local businesses and education facilities to ensure workers have the needed skill.

Fiscal Responsibility: Would like to secure Provincial and/or Federal funding for large infrastructure projects.

Safe Injection Sites: Holder is supportive of safe injection sites.

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Tanya Park

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Transit: Supported current BRT plan.

Social Housing: Supports combined public and private funding for new social housing development.

Business Climate:  Supports deleting the vacant property tax credit; supports restricting hours for deliveries to businesses in the core during peak traffic hours.

Fiscal Responsibility: Feels current ODSP and OntarioWorks payments are not sufficient.

Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection / supervised consumption sites.

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Nina McCutcheon

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Transit: Information not available.

Social Housing: Bring “mini houses” to London to address homelessness.

Business Climate: “Rich people are awesome, many give much, but most do not.”

Fiscal Responsibility:  Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: A “Band Aid” solution that may be a necessary interim solution until the underlying causes of addition and poverty are addressed.

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David Millie

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Transit: Supports BRT but wants to upgrade in the future.

Social Housing: Supports social housing

Business Climate: Advocates heavy investment to grow population

Fiscal Responsibility: Advocates heavy expenditure to grow population

Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites from a humanitarian standpoint.

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