Position: Ward 10 Councillor
Previous council experience: None.
Other political experience: None.
Responded to Electipedia survey: Yes
Political affiliation: Conservative Party Information from Electipedia.ca survey response
Political donations: None found.
Occupation / Profession: Retired Automotive Assembly Plant Supervisor
Transit: Supports a balance between transit and personal vehicles. Information from Electipedia.ca survey response. I don’t support the current BRT plan. The current plan will not be good for downtown businesses. https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/ward-10-the-candidates-in-their-own-words
Social Housing: Supports social housing, and also programs to break the poverty cycle. Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.
Business Climate: Supports a business-friendly environment. Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.
Fiscal Responsibility: Keeping to budgets is important, as is having an emergency reserve. Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.
Safe Injection Sites: Safe sites are important, as is drug education in schools. Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.
Other: There should be curbside hazardous material pickups periodically to reduce soil contamination at dump sites.
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Electipedia Survey Response
This candidate responded to Electipedia's survey. Read the candidate's reponses below:
|How would you describe your political outlook?||Centre-RIght|
|Do you currently belong to a political party at the federal or provincial level?||Yes|
|If yes, which one(s)||Conservative|
|Have you previously been a member of a political party at the federal or provincial level?||Yes|
|If yes, which one(s)||same|
For the following, please select one option that best indicates how each statement reflects your position or philosophy:
|Social assistance payments should never be tied to mandated work or education requirements.||Somewhat Agree|
|Fiscal prudence is the hallmark of sound governance.||Strongly Agree|
|All public servants should be prohibited from going on strike.||Somewhat Agree|
|Fees for using vehicles at certain times in high traffic zones is a reasonable way to subsidize and encourage the use of public transit.||Somewhat Disagree|
|Climate change represents an imminent threat that should be addressed by governments at every level.||Somewhat Agree|
|Oil pipelines are an effective way to boost Canada’s economy and energy self-sufficiency.||Strongly Agree|
|While environmental concerns are important, government’s first priority is to build infrastructure that is safe and cost effective.||Somewhat Agree|
|Spending on social programs is more effective than spending on law enforcement and jails.||Somewhat Agree|
|Borrowing by governments, if done responsibly, is necessary to meet the needs of citizens.||Somewhat Disagree|
|Mandatory minimum sentences for criminal convictions are needed to ensure equality before the law, and to act as a deterrent.||Somewhat Disagree|
|Safe injection sites are necessary to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.||Somewhat Agree|
Please provide a one-paragraph response outlining your position on each of the issues indicated. Keeping mind that a) your answers will be publicly available, b) answers may be lightly edited for spelling, grammar, clarity, or length and c) while subsequent amendments to answers may be considered, the original response will remain visible to the public:
I believe that in London both buses and cars should both receive similar priorities for the roadways. We need to look at the whole system and upgrade the traffic lights to adjust to traffic flow, look at bus stop placement so they don't interfere with car travel. At this time frame buses are mainly used at work, school start and end, and at other times they are almost empty.
The environment is very important, but don't go to extremes in protecting it. I read an article that stated our Co2 emissions are easily absorbed by our plant life. We need to go at a slower pace. Look at the amount of surplus electricity we sell at a very reduced rate because we overproduce with all the green methods that the tax payer had to pay for.
We need social housing, but something needs to be done to keep the cycle from repeating through the family. I don't know how to do this. Perhaps some after school activities to keep the children entertained and learning new skills.
There has to be an open business climate, the city should encourage all the business it can get.
I'm a big believer in keeping to a budget, and having money available when a crisis arises.
|Law and Order|
The London Police are doing an excellent job as I see it, but as time goes on we seem to be getting into more violent crime, and I think putting more cameras around the city would be a good investment
|Safe Injection Sites|
Safe sites are needed, but we need more done to stop new drug users and I think it should start the in schools.
The city should have hazardous material pickup a few time a year, I believe most is going into the regular garbage which will leach into the soil at the dump.