Ward 13

 

Jonathan Hughes

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Transit: Supports BRT with the possibility of future changes.

Social Housing: Supports co-operative housing and inclusionary zoning as part of an afforable housing strategy.

Business Climate: Supports a business-friendly approach, “especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields”.

Fiscal Responsibility: Self-described as “both socially progressive and fiscally responsible” and wants to make the “right decisions for the city in the long term.”

Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites.

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Kevin Wilbee

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Transit: Open to revising the current transit plan.

Social Housing: Information not available.

Business Climate: Support entrepreneurs to fill vacant space in downtown storefronts.

Fiscal Responsibility:  Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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Ben Benedict

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Transit: Supports BRT in principle, believes current plan has shortcomings.

Social Housing: Supports public housing but acknowledges funding gaps and other barriers.

Business Climate: Supports growth that is guided by urban design principles; advocates for small and medium businesses as an engine for growth.

Fiscal Responsibility: Investment in infrastructure balanced with a need to live within budget contraints; supports taking a long-term approach to infrastructure planning.

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

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Arielle Kayabaga

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Transit: Supports BRT. Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure needs to be clean, safe, and accessible. 

Social Housing: Will work to provide more accessible and affordable housing

Business Climate: Will support small-to-medium-sized businesses to attract jobs.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites:  Supports safe injection sites.

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David Lundquist

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Transit: Replace the existing BRT 10year plan with solutions that can be delivered in 4 years or less.

Social Housing: Allow LMHC to access external funding, focus on repairing and repairing existing assets, create tenant unions and penalty-free savings plans.

Business Climate: Work with business associations and others to ensure bylwas and regulations are equitable and applied appropriately; assist new Canadians with starting and growing businesses.

Fiscal Responsibility: Focus less on percentage increases and adjust tax rates based on increasing home values and the effect on tax revenue; offer deferment plans to low income [homeowners] and seniors to ensure families can keep their homes.

Safe Injection Sites: Supports SIS as a part of larger proposed changes to community addiction treatment and management.

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John Fyfe-Millar

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Transit: Does not support the current BRT plan.

Social Housing: There “is an abundance of property that could be rented out as affordable space for families and individuals. The important factor is updating those properties to code, and ensure they represent quality housing for people.”

Business Climate: We need to engage people to commit a move forward, and ensure City Hall is a catalyst, not a hinderance. That would include serviced industrial land outside the core, while continuing to focus on the commitment to locate large corporate and commercial in the downtown. It should ensure properties that can be redeveloped and repurposed are done through bureaucratic assistance.

Fiscal Responsibility:  “I would be happy with a four year budget under the rate of inflation, that can be topped up on an annual basis not to exceed the rate of inflation. We can never lose sight of the fact that deficits are picked up by future generations”

Safe Injection Sites: “First, we must get our regional partners together and work towards a common goal that can mitigate issues, and come up with a regional plan for this. While I back mobile sites 100%, it is unfortunate that we cannot have them without a permanent site. That said, wherever a permanent site is located, there must be commitments to the community as a whole.”

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Gil Warren

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Transit: Supports BRT. 

Social Housing: Information not available.

Business Climate:

Fiscal Responsibility: Believes in a “fairer tax system. Low and middle-income property owners and tenants pay a greater percentage than others. The city
needs predictable funding from the provincial and federal governments that is based on progressive taxation of the wealthy”

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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Rod Morley

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Rod Morley has withdrawn from the 2018 municipal election and has endorsed Arielle Kayabaga.

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