Stephen Orser

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Political Orientation

LeftRight

Position: Ward 4 Councillor

Incumbent: No (as a current councillor)

Previous council experience: First elected to council (Ward 4) in 2006; lost to Jesse Helmer in 2014. Began 2018 election running for mayor; changed candidacy to Ward 4 Councillor prior to the close of nominations.

Other political experience: None.

Responded to Electipedia survey: Yes

Political affiliation: Ontario PC Party (current); former Liberal Party member. [1]Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.

Political donations: Multiple donations to the Conservative (federal) and PC (provincial) parties.

Occupation / Profession: Self employed as a day trader.

Languages: English

Transit: Strongly opposes the BRT plan. [2]Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.

Social Housing: Information to be provided on candidate website launching Oct 1. [3]Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.

Business Climate: Information to be provided on candidate website launching Oct 1. [4]Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information to be provided on candidate website launching Oct 1. [5]Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.

Safe Injection Sites: Does not support safe injection sites. [6]Information from Electipedia.ca survey response.

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Electipedia Survey Response

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

NameStephen William Orser
How would you describe your political outlook?Right
Do you currently belong to a political party at the federal or provincial level?Yes
If yes, which one(s)PC. Doug Ford
Have you previously been a member of a political party at the federal or provincial level?Yes
If yes, which one(s)Lib
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.Strongly Disagree
Fiscal prudence is the hallmark of sound governance.Strongly Agree
All public servants should be prohibited from going on strike.Strongly 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.Strongly 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.Strongly Agree
Spending on social programs is more effective than spending on law enforcement and jails.Strongly Agree
Borrowing by governments, if done responsibly, is necessary to meet the needs of citizens.Strongly Disagree
Mandatory minimum sentences for criminal convictions are needed to ensure equality before the law, and to act as a deterrent.Strongly Agree
Safe injection sites are necessary to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.Strongly 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

Yes Orser No BRT Ward 4

Environment

See Yes Orser No BRT website

Social Housing

See Yes Orser No BRT website

Business Climate

See Yes Orser no BRT website

Fiscal Responsibility

See Yes Orser no BRT website

Law and Order

See yes orser no BRT website

Safe Injection Sites

Stephen Orser wants the needles out of their arms, Jesse Helmer wants them in.

Other Issues

Yes Orser No BRT.

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