Connor Garrett

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Political Orientation

LeftRight

Position: Ward 4 Councillor

Incumbent: No

Previous council experience: None.

Other political experience: None.

Political affiliation: None identified.

Political donations: None identified.

Occupation / Profession: Information not available

Languages: English

Transit: “I believe that our transit system needs an upgrade that the BRT is not going to solve. London in my opinion should focus more on the LTC buses. The BRT is to expensive and doesn’t help enough people in London.” [1]Electipedia.ca survey response

Social Housing: “London needs more social housing. For those with lower income, housing is not easy to find. I think we should give a tax break to developers that wish to build social housing complexes so that they have an incentive to build them and will want to create more.” [2]Electipedia.ca survey response

Business Climate: “We have to help businesses grow and new ones start to help create jobs within London, but we have to be cautious to not let them control the way London is going.” [3]Electipedia.ca survey response

Fiscal Responsibility: “London needs to make sure that things get done right the first time. We have had a few construction projects that have gone over time, over budget or have to be redone because they weren’t done right the first time. I believe that London needs to focus on spending it’s tax money better so that we can help clear it’s debt.” [4]Electipedia.ca survey response

Safe Injection Sites: “I understand the idea of the safe injection sites, but I do not agree with them.” [5]Excerpted from Electipedia.ca survey response

Other: Information not available.

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Electipedia Survey Response

This candidate responded to Electipedia's survey. Read the candidate's reponses below:

NameConnor Garrett
How would you describe your political outlook?Centre-RIght
Do you currently belong to a political party at the federal or provincial level?No
Have you previously been a member of a political party at the federal or provincial level?No
Instructions

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 Disagree
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.Somewhat 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.Strongly Agree
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 Disagree
Instructions

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:

Transit

I believe that our transit system needs an upgrade that the BRT is not going to solve. London in my opinion should focus more on the LTC buses. The BRT is to expensive and doesn't help enough people in London.

Environment

All levels of government should focus on helping improve the environment and lessen their impact on it. But their should be a balance. We can't stop forward progress. We need to make sure that we are doing as much as possible to minimize the damage to the environment while we move forward.

Social Housing

London needs more social housing. For those with lower income, housing is not easy to find. I think we should give a tax break to developers that wish to build social housing complexes so that they have an incentive to build them and will want to create more.

Business Climate

We have to help businesses grow and new ones start to help create jobs within London, but we have to be cautious to not let them control the way London is going.

Fiscal Responsibility

London needs to make sure that things get done right the first time. We have had a few construction projects that have gone over time, over budget or have to be redone because they weren't done right the first time. I believe that London needs to focus on spending it's tax money better so that we can help clear it's debt.

Law and Order

Police have an incredibly difficult job. To help with this I think they should change their spending priorities away from equipment and to more personnel.

Safe Injection Sites

I understand the idea of the safe injection sites, but I do not agree with them. Personally we should be trying to help people get clean and return to society.I agree that these sites help stop the spread of disease and have saved peoples lives, but they should not be put in places where people live. In my opinion the sites should be put in hospitals where there is already large space, equipment, and employees.

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