Transit: I don’t support the current BRT plan. The current plan will not be good for downtown businesses.
Social Housing: Supports social housing, and also programs to break the poverty cycle.
Business Climate: Supports a business-friendly environment.
Fiscal Responsibility: Keeping to budgets is important, as is having an emergency reserve.
Safe Injection Sites: Safe sites are important, as is drug education in schools.
Virginia Ridley (X)
Transit: Absent from May 2018 council vote on the draft environmental project report; has otherwise supported BRT.
Social Housing: Use the affordable housing reserve fund to support the Housing Development Corp, who can partner with private builders.
Business Climate: Information not available.
Fiscal Responsibility: Supported a pay raise for councillors; submitted highest expense claim for Internet service.
Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.
Paul Van Meerbergen
Transit: Information not available.
Social Housing: Information not available.
Business Climate: “We must place manufacturing at the top of the list of firms served by the city because it is from manufacturing much of our economic activity flows.”
Fiscal Responsibility: Repeated years as city’s lowest spender during his last term in London.
Safe Injection Sites: “I’m absolutely for exploring (whether to have a safe injection site).” (Quoted in 2013)
Transit: Does not support BRT, Waste of Tax Payers Hard Earned Dollars
Social Housing: Pro social housing but expressed concern that some social housing in Toronto, refuses all but Muslim occupants. Does not want that for London.
Business Climate: Wants to: “Encourage employers to come, stay, and expand In London”
Fiscal Responsibility: Opposes unnecessary expenditures, e.g. in capital projects like bridges.
Safe Injection Sites: “Rehab center’s for drug addiction instead of supervised illegal drug sites. How can you cure an addiction by feeding it?”
Transit: Yes, I support the Shift BRT plan.
Social Housing: “I understand the importance of our social programs to improve accessibility and inclusion.”
Business Climate: “Sustainable growth while respecting our heritage and cultural fabric.”
Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.
Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites.